DeWine Challenges Biden Administration on Work Requirements for Medicaid Benefits

Gov. Mike DeWine has asked Attorney General Dave Yost to challenge the Biden administration’s decision to withdraw Ohio’s Medicaid work requirements. DeWine said: “Removing a provision that says a healthy, able-bodied individual should be working, looking for work, participating in job training, or participating in a recovery program in order to receive free, taxpayer-funded health care is contrary to Ohioans’ values.”

Meanwhile, Ohio’s first-time claims for traditional unemployment remained above 13,500 last week. A new comparison by WalletHub finds Ohio has experienced the tenth worst recovery in unemployment claims since the start of the pandemic when measured against the progress of other states. 9/9/2021