Ohio Medicaid Expansion Improved Employment Stability

News Report | February 12, 2017


Ohio’s Medicaid expansion improved rural health profiles and improved employment stability for the new enrollees. About 52% of employed workers in the expansion population said enrollment in Medicaid made it easier to continue working. Nearly 75% of unemployed workers said enrollment in Medicaid made it easier to look for work.

As of May 2016, more than 702,000 state residents were enrolled in Medicaid through the expansion. The expansion was linked to a nearly 50% drop in the uninsured rate among adults ages 19 to 64, from 17.3% in 2012 to 8.7% in 2015. For adults with . . .

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