Health Care Reform and the States: Should Ohio Expand Medicaid?

The Columbus Lawyers Chapter
Start : Tuesday, April 09, 2013 12:00 PM
End : Tuesday, April 09, 2013 01:15 PM

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Athletic Club of Columbus
136 East Broad Street
Columbus, OH

Featured Speakers:
Robert Alt



  • Mr. Sean McGlove, Senior Vice President and General Counsel
    Ohio Hospital Association
  • Mr. Robert Alt, President, Buckeye Institute for Public Policy Solutions

In ruling on the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act in NFIB v. Sebelius, the U.S. Supreme Court made clear that the federal government could not coerce the states to expand their Medicaid programs. The Affordable Care Act nonetheless places significant pressure and incentives on the states to expand Medicaid eligibility to 138% of the federal poverty level, including promising 100% federal funding for the expanded population for 2014 through 2016, gradually reducing to 90% by 2020. It is estimated that Medicaid expansion would result in between 275,000 and 600,000 new Medicaid enrollees in Ohio. Our distinguished panel will discuss whether Medicaid expansion is good for Ohio, including considering what expansion would mean for Ohio’s fiscal situation, economy and patients’ well-being. They will also discuss potential legal issues presented by expansion, including what the state’s options are if Ohio decides to expand Medicaid eligibility and the federal government reduces its funding commitment in the future and whether the state has flexibility to explore other options for health care for the expanded population.

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