The Cleveland Plain Dealer, December 13, 2012
A key cost-saving measure in Gov. John Kasich's transformation plan for Medicaid—the state's insurance for the poor—has been approved by federal regulators, the governor's office said today. Ohio has reached an agreement with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to coordinate care across the state for those seniors who qualify for both Medicare and Medicaid. Those dual-eligible residents are often aged 65 or older and meet certain low-income requirements.