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Here are two additional resources for information about the Affordable Care Act:
Important information about Affordable Care Act and Ohio Medicaid Information
Ohio Benefits Website Connects Ohioans to Coverage
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On October 1, the State of Ohio launched a new system designed to assist residents who wish to obtain health care coverage through Medicaid. Ohio Benefits is a simplified, self-service Website that makes it easier for Ohioans to learn what type of assistance may be available to them.
Through the new Benefits portal, individuals will receive immediate notice as to whether or not they qualify for Medicaid coverage. Those who do not qualify for Medicaid will be directed to other opportunities for coverage through the federal health insurance exchange.
Over the next two years, Ohio Benefits will become the primary resource for those seeking assistance beyond just Medicaid. In 2015, eligibility determination for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) and other programs will be on Ohio Benefits.
If you or someone you know are looking to find out more about Medicaid eligibility and the new system, please visit Benefits.Ohio.gov.
Family Voices of Ohio is the Family Voices State Affiliate Organization.
Powerpoint presentation about Family Voices
Family Voices aims to achieve family-centered care for all children and youth with special health care needs and/or disabilities. Through this national network, Family Voices provides families tools to make informed decisions, advocates for improved public and private policies, builds partnerships among professionals and families, and serves
as a trusted resource on health care.
Children and youth with special health needs include all children who have, or are
at increased risk for, chronic physical, developmental, behavioral, or emotional conditions and who also require health and related services of a type or amount beyond that required by children generally.
The Family Voices of Ohio Board is a well-informed, experienced group of parents fully committed to the needs and concerns of their families. The Board’s strength comes from the fact that they are all parents of children and adults who have special needs and are in close contact with other parents from the disability community. Members represent a wide variety of children , health conditions, families and communities from every region in Ohio. We include families who have children and adults with special health care needs, plus caregivers, professionals, and friends whose lives have been touched by these children. Family Voices is devoted to being a network of information and support to our fellow families.