The Arc Ohio Fights Harmful Budget Substitute

The Ohio House of Representatives has introduced a substitute to Governor John Kasich’s budget that includes many harmful changes to his proposed Medicaid budget including:

  • No New Funding for Waivers;
  • No Increase for ICF Rates;
  • No Increase for Direct Support Wages;
  • No Increase for Complex Care Add-On;
  • No Increase to Rate for ICF Adults on Ventilators;
  • No Increase for Families providing Shared Living;
  • A prohibition on increasing the number of slots available under the Individual Options (IO) and Self Empowered Life Funding (SELF) Medicaid waivers;
  • Prohibiting Medicaid rates from being increased for the purpose of encouraging providers to serve Medicaid recipients with complex care needs;
  • Prohibiting the restructuring of Medicaid rates for the purpose of encouraging the shared living service setting; and
  • Prohibits Medicaid rates from being increased for the purpose of increasing the wages of direct service staff.

The Arc Ohio is mobilizing their grassroots advocates to fight this harmful budget.