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OACHC Comments Regarding Ohio’s 1115 Work Requirement Waiver

Wednesday, June 13, 2018  
Posted by: Lauren Husein
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"Over the last four years, Ohio’s Community Health Centers have seen firsthand uninsured patients become Medicaid enrollees and access primary and preventative health services at a greater rate. OACHC believes that 1115 Demonstration waivers should advance population health through innovation that influences health outcomes and directly addresses the social determinants of health. Waivers should also support the provision of integrated, seamless, continuous, patient-centered care, promote continued innovation in health care delivery, while protecting essential benefits.

 

Creating barriers and limitations will cause a disruption in coverage and lack of care for Ohio’s most vulnerable. To impose changes at this time would be a step backwards and jeopardize many of the advances Ohio has made over the past few years..."

 

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