The Buckeye Institute: Biden Administration’s Misguided Rejection of Ohio’s Medicaid Waiver Ultimately Harms Ohioans

Aug 11, 2021

Columbus, OH – Rea S. Hederman Jr., executive director of the Economic Research Center at The Buckeye Institute and vice president of policy, issued the following statement on the Biden Administration’s decision to withdraw approval of Ohio’s Medicaid work and community engagement requirement waiver.

“The ill-considered decision by the Biden Administration to reject Ohio’s Medicaid work and community engagement waiver will result in more Ohioans being disconnected from the workforce for longer periods of time. This misguided policy reversal will make it harder for people to gain new skills and valuable work experience, which The Buckeye Institute’s research shows can lead to better job opportunities and higher lifetime earnings. This decision only reinforces the fact that Medicaid reform—that protects the most vulnerable and helps healthy working age adults lead more prosperous lives—is desperately needed.”

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