DRO expresses concerns about new statewide Medicaid EVV system

DRO first contacted the Ohio Department of Medicaid to express concerns about the state's plans to implement Electronic Visit Verification (EVV) in September. However, Medicaid moved forward with the GPS-based EVV system and the delivery of the devices directly to consumers. As the launch date approached, DRO’s concerns continued to... Read more...

January 9, 2018Read More

Action Alert: Senate to Vote on Health Care Bill Next Week

Ohio's U.S. Senator Rob Portman is undecided on the Graham-Cassidy health care bill. Call NOW to tell him to vote NO. The U.S. Senate is expected to vote on the recently introduced Graham-Cassidy health care bill next week. Read more...

September 21, 2017Read More

Have you been denied a Medicaid service?

Disability Rights Ohio and Nationwide have a new partnership designed to provide free legal representation in certain Medicaid appeal cases. We will refer cases where the individual has been denied or experienced a reduction in services, such as: Read more...

August 7, 2017Read More

We did it! Together, we saved Medicaid

In a surprising and dramatic early morning session, the U.S. Senate voted no on the proposed "skinny repeal" health care bill that would have undermined the Affordable Care Act. Your calls, your stories and your protests made that happen. Together, we saved Medicaid and the other critical health insurance programs... Read more...

July 28, 2017Read More

Action Alert: Senate Votes to Proceed with Unknown Health Care Bill

Today the U.S. Senate voted to proceed with debate on a health care bill. However, no one knows what version of the health care bill they're planning to vote on in the coming days. Read more...

July 25, 2017Read More

Action Alert: Continue the Fight to Save Medicaid Expansion in Ohio

The Ohio General Assembly this week passed Governor John Kasich's final two-year budget. This budget includes a provision that would freeze new enrollments in Medicaid expansion starting on July 1, 2018. Though Governor Kasich has vetoed the measure, House and Senate leadership have threatened to override his veto after the... Read more...

June 30, 2017Read More

Action Alert: Senate to vote on health care next week, Portman undecided

Ohio's U.S. Senator Rob Portman is undecided on the American Health Care Act. Call NOW to tell him to vote NO. Calling only takes a minute. A staff member will answer or you can leave a message on voicemail. If you need some talking points, here are some things you... Read more...

June 22, 2017Read More

U.S. House to reintroduce GOP health care bill

ACTION ALERT: THE HEALTH CARE BILL IS BACK Call your representatives to urge them to vote against cuts in Medicaid and health care for people with disabilities. Read more...

April 27, 2017Read More

New DRO publication illustrates the importance of Medicaid waiver services

Proposed cuts to Medicaid could impact the nearly 1.5 million Ohioans with disabilities who are at risk of losing health care coverage, benefits and their right to live and work in the community. To illustrate how one person with disabilities can change a community, Disability Rights Ohio has created a booklet,... Read more...

March 14, 2017Read More

Call DRO if your private duty nursing services are being cut, eliminated

Recently, many people getting PDN services have learned that their services will be reduced or even eliminated. This creates many problems for people and their families and may even be illegal under Medicaid law and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Read more...

October 8, 2015Read More

Ohio Senate's Medicaid Committee sets public state budget hearing schedule

Right now Ohio lawmakers are in the middle of the state budget process. They are choosing how much money to spend on supporting people with disabilities to live in their own communities. Read more...

April 27, 2015Read More

Court rules guardians can appeal Department of Medicaid decisions without an attorney

After losing at the state administrative level, Kimberly Forbes filed for court review of the decision regarding the level of services on her daughter’s Medicaid home and community services waiver. Rather than addressing the issues in the case, Medicaid’s lawyer, an assistant attorney general, asked the court to dismiss the... Read more...

April 9, 2014Read More

Those eligible for Medicaid under Ohio's expansion must reapply on state website

Due to technical difficulties, the federal health insurance exchange website, healthcare.gov, cannot send applications for Medicaid to the Ohio Department of Medicaid. The Ohio Department of Medicaid is encouraging everyone who thinks they may be eligible for Medicaid to complete an application for Medicaid on the Ohio Department of Medicaid... Read more...

January 15, 2014Read More

Medicaid expansion is here to stay in Ohio!

On Friday, the Ohio Supreme Court ruled that the State Controlling Board acted legally when they accepted federal money to expand Medicaid to those making 138% of the federal poverty level, an estimated 275,000 Ohioans. Read more...

December 23, 2013Read More

State Controlling Board to vote on Medicaid expansion Monday, October 21

A select group of members of the Ohio General Assembly who serve on the state's Controlling Board will determine whether Medicaid will be expanded in Ohio. Read more...

October 16, 2013Read More

Executive Director Michael Kirkman testifies before Ohio House subcommittee

This afternoon, Disability Rights Ohio Executive Director Michael Kirkman testified before the Ohio House Finance and Appropriations, Health and Human Services Subcommittee. Read more...

March 12, 2013Read More

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