Ohio’s Medicaid reforms in the past two years have been recognized nationally for helping to reduce costs, improve health outcomes, and improve care coordination. In the three years prior to Governor Kasich taking office, Ohio Medicaid spending increased 8.9 percent per year on average (2009-2011). Governor Kasich’s Office of Health Transformation held Medicaid spending to 3.3 percent per year on average and saved Ohio taxpayers $3.0 billion (2012-2013). Prior to these reforms, Ohio was unprepared to efficiently extend Medicaid coverage. Today, however, more Ohioans can be brought into a program that provides higher quality care and better value for the taxpayers who pay for it.
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