State Highlights: In Ohio, Enrollment In Expanded Medicaid Will Begin Next Month

In other Medicaid news, federal prosecutors are looking into a recent settlement between the District of Columbia and a former Medicaid contractor.

The Associated Press: Ohioans Can Enroll In Expanded Medicaid Next Month
The state says low-income Ohioans who are newly eligible for Medicaid under an expansion of the program can start signing up for health coverage next month. Gov. John Kasich's administration got approval from Washington in October to extend Medicaid eligibility to those with incomes up to 138 percent of the federal poverty level - or $15,856 for an individual. A legislative panel cleared the way for its funding about three weeks ago (Sanner, 11/13).

The Associated Press/Washington Post: Feds Investigating Settlement Between DC And Contractor, Say City Is Withholding Documents
Federal prosecutors are looking into a $7.5 million settlement between the District of Columbia government and its former Medicaid contractor, businessman Jeffrey Thompson, and the investigation has led to an unusual public spat between the U.S. Attorney and the city’s attorney general (11/13). 

This is part of Kaiser Health News' Daily Report - a summary of health policy coverage from more than 300 news organizations. The full summary of the day's news can be found here and you can sign up for e-mail subscriptions to the Daily Report here. In addition, our staff of reporters and correspondents file original stories each day, which you can find on our home page.