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Supreme Court Decision Could Take Away Financial Help for Over 234,000 Ohioans Enrolled in Markplace in King V. Burwell Decision

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

King v Burwell Threatens Ohio, the Nation

Michele Jawando, Vice President of Legal Progress for the Center for American Progress and Cathy Levine, Executive Director, UHCAN Ohio and Co-Chair OCHC.
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Consumers, consumer advocates and a legal expert today urged the U.S. Supreme Court to ignore the flimsy arguments of plaintiffs in the case of King v Burwell and confirm that Congress intended all Marketplace plan enrollees to receive federal subsidies when it passed the Affordable Care Act in 2010. 

 “Having health issues that require a lot of treatment –for me, the Affordable Health Care Act was a blessing,” said Kamari Odai, a substitute teacher who is not provided health coverage by his job. Watch Kamari’s video at

Thanks for a Successful Dental Access Now! Advocacy Day!

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Thanks to everyone who joined us for our Advocacy Day! Now is the time to bring Dental Therapists to Ohio! #FillTheGap

Yesterday, dozens of advocates from across the state gathered in Columbus to meet with lawmakers and to call for more dental providers. Many of the advocates are from Ohio’s 84 Dental Health Professional Shortage areas, where there are simply not enough dentists to meet the needs in the community. 

“One measure of good oral health care is access to dental professionals. On this measure Ohio is failing,” said David Maywhoor, project director of Dental Access Now!. “We have communities that have no dentists. We have communities where there are no dentists who serve Medicaid patients and our safety net clinics have long waiting lists. The need for care is simply greater than Ohio’s current dental workforce.”

What You Need to Know About Medicaid Redetermination, How to Renew Medicaid, & What to Do If You Get a Termination Notice

Ohio Department of Medicaid (ODM) has taken action to terminate thousands of Medicaid recipients who have not responded to recent requests for information. Here’s what people need to know:

 ODM is required to verify continued eligibility for most people on Medicaid every 12 months.  This process is called “Medicaid Redetermination,” “Recertification,” or “Renewal”. Each month starting in January, ODM is sending enrollees a 14-page packet to complete. Many people did not receive their packets due to incorrect addresses.

 Recipients who receive a packet can renew their benefits by supplying the required information in one of the following ways:

  • online at (click on the “renew my benefits” tab)
  • by going to their county Job and Family Services office, or
  • mailing the packet back to your county Job and Family Services office, with $.70 postage (Note: some packets have the wrong address)
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