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Ohioans can sign up online for Medicaid program

By ANN SANNER
Associated Press

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Ohio is seeing an uptick in online applications for Medicaid now that many low-income residents can sign up for the health program through a new website.

The online enrollment option became available Monday to children, pregnant women and adults who are newly eligible under an expansion of the federal-state program.

The state's Medicaid department said applications through the website reached 1,165 by mid-afternoon Monday.

Greg Moody, director of the Governor's Office of Health Transformation, says most of the initial applications still have to be finalized by county caseworkers, though the state expects the enrollment process to be more automated and seamless in the months ahead.

Advocates say they are sending potential Medicaid enrollees to the website in addition to giving them paper applications.

Online:

http://www.benefits.ohio.gov

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