MORE OHIO NEWS
News from the region's first prime-time newscast. You'll find it First On Fox!
Data shows almost 185,000 Ohioans gain health coverage through expansion of Medicaid program
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Monday, May 12, 2014 6:40 PM EDT
Roughly 185,000 Ohioans have enrolled in Medicaid under an expansion of the taxpayer-funded program.
Ohio's monthly report on Medicaid caseloads shows that 184,671 people have gained coverage through the extension as of April 30. That's more than half of the 366,000 newly eligible residents estimated to sign up by June 2015.
The expansion allows those earning up to 138 percent of the federal poverty level to gain coverage. For a single adult, that's about $16,000 annually.
Officials say more than 546,000 people have applied for Medicaid through the state's new benefits website since Oct. 1.
Online: County-by-county Medicaid website data: http://1.usa.gov/1lequoP