Cuyahogans will be eligible for a discounted health insurance plan under a new program that will create “100 percent free” medical care for individuals in Ohio, Ohio Public Health Director Karen Hirschbeck told the Cuyahsogans News.
The program, which will be open to Ohio residents, will allow individuals to apply for health insurance through the state’s Medicaid program, according to the state.
The state estimates that it will pay out about $7 billion in new medical care under the new program, Hirschbach said.
“It is very important that we have the best medical care possible for the people in Ohio.”
The program will provide “free, qualified, affordable health care” for individuals with health insurance or a pre-existing condition, according a news release.
Under the new plan, individuals would have access to a “Medicaid-qualified physician and nurse practitioner,” according to state officials.
A physician and a nurse practitioner are defined as “a health care professional who is authorized by the Ohio Department of Health to provide a health care service for which an individual has a physician’s or registered nurse’s certification.”
The cost of the health care will be covered by the state through the program, the release said.
Hirschberg said the state has “always worked to ensure that our people have access [to] quality health care services.”
The state will work with the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to provide information about the program to individuals, according the news release, and the state is providing a list of providers that will be participating in the new state program.
The new program will take effect on Aug. 1.
Hochul said the goal is to make the program “more accessible and affordable.”
“The program will be completely open to everyone, regardless of their income level or medical history,” Hochu wrote in the news post.
“The cost of coverage will be 100 percent of the cost of a new insurance plan for individuals, so no matter your income, where you live, or the number of insurance plans you have, you will have access.”
The Ohio Public Safety Commission, a public health agency in the state, is also offering health care to individuals who qualify for Medicaid.
The agency announced last month that it would offer health insurance to the uninsured under the Community Health Care Licensing program.
“There’s a lot of different ways we can use our insurance to expand access to quality health services,” said Public Safety Commissioner Robert Dickson.
“We can help with those types of things.
We can provide coverage for things like mental health services, substance abuse, and diabetes care.
The goal is really to provide access to that level of care.”
The commission’s chief of staff, Jim O’Connor, said the group has not received any complaints from individuals who have purchased health insurance under the program.
However, the agency has received calls from individuals asking if the program is available, O’Connorsaid.
“Our hope is that the information will be helpful and helpful to people, but that they understand that we are not in charge of providing that service,” he said.
O’Donnell said that under the state plan, “there will be no deductibles for out-of-pocket expenses.”
Under the federal program, those who qualify will be charged a maximum of $6,400 per year in out- of-pocket costs, according Hochudscouncil.
The government will not reimburse the full cost of health care under either program.