The Ohio Supreme Court issued a decision today confirming the constitutionality of the state’s decision to expand the Medicaid program through an action of the Controlling Board. The Court rejected a constitutional challenge made by six legislators.
In November, our colleagues at Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease filed an amicus brief on behalf of Advocates for Ohio’s Future, the Coalition for Healthy Communities, the National Alliance on Mental Health, the Ohio Association of County Behavioral Health Authorities, the Ohio Council of Behavioral Health and Family Services Providers and the Ohio Provider Resource Association urging the Court to uphold the Controlling Board’s decision as constitutional.
Today’s decision ensures that an estimated 275,000 of Ohio’s most vulnerable citizens will have access to health care.
To read the decision, click here.