Ohio Leaders Continue To Work On Medicaid

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The leader of the Ohio House says proposed changes to Medicaid are unlikely to pass by June 30.

House Speaker William Batchelder said Tuesday he expects the work to continue after the Legislature recesses for the summer.

The Republican said he had no time frame in mind for the work to be finished. He said legislators wanted to gather additional information.

Lawmakers have been trying to find common ground on changes to the federal-state program for the poor and disabled.

An Ohio House committee is slated to hear two Medicaid proposals Tuesday afternoon.

One bill is aimed at curbing Medicaid costs and making the program more efficient while neither expanding it nor cutting beneficiaries. A separate measure would extend Medicaid eligibility to cover thousands more low-income Ohioans.