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Ohio senator proposes new oversight model, growth limits for Medicaid health program
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Thursday, October 10, 2013 12:35 PM EDT
A state senator in Ohio wants to create a new oversight body to keep growth in check within the Medicaid system.
Burke proposes holding Medicaid growth to 3 percent per member, per month. The legislation doesn't dictate how that target would be met.
Burke said the targets and his new oversight model would insulate Medicaid from politics and protect its long-term sustainability.
State Sen. Capri Cafaro, a Hubbard Democrat, opted against co-sponsoring the measure. She said she believes true reform must include expanding the program.