Voices for Ohio’s Children is pleased release a new white paper, Reflections on Future Directions for Ohio Medicaid from a Child Advocacy Perspective.  This issue brief makes recommendations to address the rise in uninsured Ohio children; suggests a process to improve Medicaid’s impact on the developme...

January 23, 2019

Voices for Ohio’s Children released today its report on Ohio stakeholder views on optimizing the first 1,000 days of a child’s life. The report captures the observations of over 150 people from five Voices’ regional forums held in Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus, Portsmouth and Toledo.  Health, educati...

January 23, 2019

Voices for Ohio’s Children appreciates The Dispatch’s coverage highlighting the fall-off in Medicaid enrollment in Franklin County and the State of Ohio (“Why Medicaid recipients removed a mystery,” Jan. 13 article). Voices is especially concerned about the decline of Ohio children who are insured thro...

January 23, 2019

Voices for Ohio’s Children has found good news in the Ohio Department of Medicaid’s 2018 assessment of the Medicaid expansion population. Nearly one third of the Expansion population are parents, and Medicaid is contributing to the stability of their families. 57.5 percent of continuous enrollees who a...

The Administration’s proposal to take $7 billion from the CHIP undermines lawmakers’ historic bipartisan commitment to protect kids’ health coverage. Today, nearly 224,000 children from working class families in Ohio get health insurance through CHIP.

March 23, 2018

Today we celebrate the anniversary of the Affordable Care Act (ACA).  For children the ACA has been a big win.  It cut the rate of child uninsurance in half. One of the biggest wins is that children with pre-existing conditions could no longer be excluded from coverage.  Today, 96 % of children in Ohio...