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Questionnaire NameHealthy Ohio Program
DescriptionOhio requests a new 5-year section 1115 demonstration which seeks to modify the existing Medicaid expansion program. Individuals eligible for this program include the new adult group and all other non-disabled Medicaid eligible beneficiaries age 18 or older up to 133 percent of the federal poverty level. Beneficiaries, except for pregnant women, must make monthly contributions to a health savings account equal to 2 percent of income but not exceeding $99 a year. Failure to make monthly contributions within 60 days from the due date will result in disenrollment. Beneficiaries may reenroll but must pay debt owed before reenrollment. Beneficiaries, except for pregnant women, are subject to copayments which are paid for through the contributions made to the account, provided the beneficiary has funds in the account. Beneficiaries can earn money to pay for copayments by completing specified health behaviors. The federal comment period will be open from July 8, 2016 through August 7, 2016.
Response FromID: #209457 on Jul 13th 2016 3:50 pm
Healthy Ohio Program

Healthy Ohio Program

We encourage the public to submit their comments on Medicaid.gov as they relate to demonstrations open for public comments. In support of transparency and open government, all public comments received are immediately posted and are in the public domain. Center for Medicaid and CHIP Services staff will review all public comments posted and we reserve the discretion to delete comments that are generally understood as any of the following: obscene, profane, threatening, or otherwise inappropriate.

Refer to the Application

Open for Public Comment – 7/8/16 – 8/7/16

Please provide your comments here and/or attach below:

To the Honorable Secretary Burwell and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services:

Please find the attached commentary from Care Alliance Health Center in regards to the proposed Healthy Ohio Program 1115 Demonstration Waiver. Please do not hesitate to contact Care Alliance with any questions.

Respectfully,
Evan Goldstein, MPP Manager, Communications & Collaborations
Care Alliance Health Center
1530 Saint Clair Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44114
Phone: 216-781-6228

Care Alliance Health Center is a Federally Qualified Health Center, an NCQA Level-3 Recognized Patient-Centered Medical Home, and one of the original national Health Care for the Homeless pilot programs.
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