Medicaid opening to Ohioans in low-wage jobs

Medicaid opening to Ohioans in low-wage jobs

Posted on 12/31/2013 by | AARP Ohio | Comments

Health & Wellbeing Beginning in January,  hard-working Ohioans in low-wage jobs who haven’t been able to get affordable health insurance will have a new option.\ For the first time, low-income Ohioans under age 65 without dependent children will qualify for Medicaid coverage. Low-income Ohioans with dependent children will be eligible at the same income level across the state. A recent Ohio Supreme Court ruling upholds the state Controlling Board’s vote to accept federal dollars to expand Medicaid coverage to residents under 65 years …

Ohioans Spread Some Good

Ohioans Spread Some Good

Posted on 12/4/2013 by | AARP Ohio | Comments

Health & Wellbeing During the first two weeks of September, every Walgreens store in Ohio accepted Spread Some Good donations of $1 or more at checkout registers.  A total of $13,322.26 was donated by Walgreens customers statewide for this AARP Drive to End Hunger project. Donations totaling $10,990.01 will be used by the Ohio Association of Foodbanks to make a bulk purchase of low-salt, low-sugar peanut butter for 12 food banks across the state.  Another $2,071.65 donated in the Greater Cincinnati area will …

Volunteers Speak on Health Law, Medicare, Social Security

Posted on 12/1/2013 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Health & Wellbeing AARP volunteers are available to speak to community groups about the health care law or responsible ways to strengthen Social Security and Medicare. “These free presentations can help you learn how the health care law affects you and your family—and what needs to be done to ensure your children and grandchildren can depend on Social Security and Medicare for retirement security,” said Michael Barnhart, AARP state president. With a month’s notice, the AARP Ohio Speakers Bureau can customize a presentation …

Navigating the Path to Affordable Care

Navigating the Path to Affordable Care

Posted on 11/1/2013 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Health & Wellbeing By Janice Brewster For Ohioans in the dark about the changes in health care insurance, Ann Lemley, 85, is a shining light. Lemley, of South Point, and 28 other AARP Ohio volunteers have been giving presentations about the federal Affordable Care Act (ACA) throughout the state for months. Lemley knows firsthand that the presentations help attendees. “When they come in, they’re confused,” she said. “Afterwards, they’re really comfortable. They don’t have all the information, but they have the resources to …

Online tool quickly answers your questions

Online tool quickly answers your questions

Posted on 08/26/2013 by | AARP Ohio | Comments

Health & Wellbeing Today, AARP announced new resources available to all Americans looking for facts about the Affordable Care Act including a new online tool called Health Law Answers. These resources are a part of AARP’s ongoing nationwide effort to educate Americans about the health care law and what it means for individuals – whether they have health coverage or not – by providing simple, clear-language information about the law and resources for families to understand what the law means for them and …

Managed Care Enrollment Delayed

Posted on 08/8/2013 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Health & Wellbeing   Ohio’s plan to enroll people eligible for both Medicare and Medicaid into a managed care program in September has been rescheduled until next spring. People eligible for both programs should receive notices from the state later this year.