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What are some Medicaid benefits in Ohio?

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Medicaid benefits in Ohio include dental, alcohol and addiction services, hospital coverage and mental health coverage, along with financial assistance for family planning, transportation, vision and medical equipment costs. Ohio's Medicaid benefits also include pregnancy prevention and financial assistance for prescriptions and emergency care. Ohio, like many states, uses a complex scale of income and other factors to determine what kind of care people can receive under Medicaid and what, if any, costs they contribute to that care.

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In Ohio, people covered under Medicaid can receive comprehensive care for emergencies, long-term planning and secondary fees, such as medical equipment and diagnostic procedures. Although the Medicaid program covers many types of medical situations, some limitations exist regarding frequency, duration and cost of coverage for services.

As with the national Medicaid model, Ohio places some restrictions on services to individuals and families to ensure the program can adequately finance all in need. In some instances, Medicaid may pay a portion of fees for a test, an operation or other procedure. People may also be restricted in the number of routine and special care doctor's visits they receive Medicaid assistance for each year.

Like some other states, Ohio extends Medicaid coverage to low-income adults and administers Medicaid payment to qualifying families and singles. The Ohio program is administered by the Federally-facilitated Marketplace, or FFM.

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