According to the state, an estimated 275,000 uninsured adults will now be eligible for Medicaid under the recently expanded program. As part of the Affordable Care Act, the federal government has pledged funding for states that expand Medicaid coverage to include those whose incomes are 138 percent of the federal poverty line or less. The individuals gaining eligibility under the new program are primarily adults under the age of 65 without dependent children. For more information or to enroll, visit the Ohio Benefits website.
The Council on Aging also has services to help you make sense of Medicare. Click here for a video that explains more about the program.
Understanding your Medicare options can be overwhelming but the Council on Aging has trained Ohio Senior Health Insurance Information Program (OSHIIP) volunteers available to help. You may make a one-on-one appointment by contacting Alyea Barajas at (440)205-8111 x240. Prefer to do it yourself? Check out www.medicare.gov. Medicare.gov has a user-friendly plan finder tool that allows you to plug in your medications and pharmacy and review your Medicare plan options, as well as enroll. The Council on Aging is available for group presentations related to Medicare and public benefit programs.