Ohio’s Spending Up 16.5% in July, Fueled by Medicaid

Soaring Medicaid enrollment in Ohio contributed to increased state expenditures in July. According to OBM’s Monthly Financial Report, the state spent $4.1 billion through the General Revenue Fund in July — up $577.6 million (16.5%) compared to the same month a year ago. More than $2.1 billion of that was for Medicaid costs. Enrollment in Medicaid has risen by about 225,000 since February. 8/12/2020