UHCAN Ohio's Response to the State of the State Address

SBIRT is a Comprehensive, Community-Based Approach to Addressing Ohio’s Opiate Epidemic

“UHCAN Ohio is pleased Governor Kasich’s State of the State address urged communities to use a comprehensive and community-based approach to stop the opiate epidemic. However, the current approach is missing a critical element – a dialogue between every child and a trained professional. 

Elimination of Medicaid "Spend down": Will You Be Affected?

The Ohio Department of Medicaid (ODM) has announced that they will begin eliminating spend-down after July 2016. People who are currently using health care expense spend-down to be eligible for Medicaid will have to meet income eligibility criteria (below 138% of the federal poverty limit, $16,242 per year for a single person; $24,250 per year for a family of four).

New Federal Rules Make Consumer-Friendly Improvements; Network Adequacy Left Unaddressed

Each year since the Affordable Care Act (ACA) Marketplace began in 2014, the federal Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has proposed a set of rules called Notice of Payment and Benefits Parameters. These rules set standards for what must be/cannot be in health benefit plans if they are to be sold in the ACA Marketplace.

Dental Access Now! Day at the Statehouse - What We Learned and Next Steps

Our recent Day at the Statehouse for dental access left lasting impressions on both the participants and our elected House and Senate members.

When we compared reports from this year to last year’s dental access Day at the Statehouse, we found stark contrasts, including that legislators and their aides:

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