Key GOP Lawmaker Raises Questions About Limited Medicaid Expansion Plan In Tennessee

The Columbus Dispatch:
Lower Medicaid Spending Helped Ohio’s Budget Amid Revenue Shortfall

The cash didn’t flow as expected for last year’s state budget, but Ohio still landed on solid ground thanks to spending that finished $1.2 billion below estimates, due in large part to Medicaid. … [Medicaid] came in $926 million below projections, $428 million of which was state dollars. The rest was federal. Medicaid has held steady at about 3 million enrollees for 18 months. However, enrollment for the aged, blind and disabled population, the most expensive group covered under the program, has been lower than projected. (Siegel, 7/7)