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Since the expansion, Medicaid eligibility is now open to more people than ever before.
Medicaid is a state and federally funded health program for certain low-income and medically vulnerable people.
As an entitlement program, those who meet eligibility requirements are guaranteed coverage through the Medicaid program.
In Ohio, Medicaid is administered by the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS) via 88 local county department of job and family services.
Click here for more information from ODJFS about the Medicaid program.
To qualify for Medicaid, a person must:
Be a U.S. citizen or meet Medicaid citizenship requirements
Be an Ohio resident
Have or get a social security number; and
Meet certain financial requirements
Adults between the ages of 19 and 65 who meet income guidelines
Children (up to age 19)*
Pregnant Women *
Families with children*
Adults age 65 and over
Individuals who are legally blind
Individuals with disabilities
*Some individuals with Medicaid may be required to join an HMO for their Medicaid coverage.
It's as easy as... 1, 2, 3 to apply, renew, make changes, check status for cash, food and medical assistance.