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Ohio Health Plans: Medicaid
 

Medicaid is a state and federally funded health program for certain low-income and medically vulnerable people. As an entitlement program, those who meet eligibility requirements are guaranteed coverage through the Medicaid program.

Medicaid was passed as part of the Social Security Act of 1965 and began in Ohio in 1968. Each state operates its own distinct program within guidelines established per the Social Security Act

To qualify for Medicaid, a person must:


  • be a U.S. citizen or meet Medicaid citizenship requirements;
  • be an Ohio resident
  • have or get a social security number; and
  • meet certain financial requirements.

Ohio Medicaid provides coverage to the following:

  • Children (up to age 19)
  • Pregnant Women
  • Families with children under age 18
  • Adults age 65 and over
  • Individuals who are legally blind
  • Individuals with disabilities
  • Certain women screened for breast and/or cervical cancer under the Center for Disease Control and Prevention's Breast & Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program

 Medicaid for Older Adults and People with Disabilities Fact Sheet

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Healthy Start Medical 


 

The Ohio Medicaid program offers two programs for children, families and pregnant women with limited income to get health care. Available to children (up to age 19) and pregnant women who meet eligibility criteria.


Medicaid's Healthy Start program has been available to children and pregnant women since 1989. In 1997, the State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP) was also created to cover uninsured children. In Ohio, the SCHIP program is administered through the Healthy Start program.


Eligibility Criteria:

  • Children (up to age 19) in families with income up to 200% of the federal poverty level (FPL).
  • Pregnant Women in families with income up to 200% FPL.

Applicants must also:

  • be a U.S. citizen or meet Medicaid citizenship requirements;
  • be an Ohio resident
  • have or get a social security number; and
  • meet certain financial requirements

When applying for Healthy Start, proof of income, pregnancy, citizenship (if not a U.S. citizen) and other health insurance is required. No face-to-face interview is necessary.





Healthy Families


Available to families (both parents and children) who meet eligibility criteria.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Families with income up to 90% Federal Poverty Level (FPL).
  • Families must include a child under the age of 18.

Applicants must also:

  • be a U.S. citizen or meet Medicaid citizenship requirements;
  • be an Ohio resident
  • have or get a social security number; and
  • meet certain financial requirements


When applying for Healthy Start, proof of income, pregnancy, citizenship (if not a U.S. citizen) and other health insurance is required. No face-to-face interview is necessary.



To qualify, all applicants must:

  • be a U.S. citizen or meet Medicaid citizenship requirements;
  • be an Ohio resident
  • have or get a social security number; and
  • meet certain financial requirements

To learn more about Ohio's Medicaid program: http://www.jfs.ohio.gov/ohp/

To apply for benefits online: https://odjfsbenefits.ohio.gov/SelfServiceSplash.jsf