The Ohio State Coverage Initiative has come up with recommendations for ways to improve the Ohio health care coverage system.
The panel, which has been participating in a health plan analysis program sponsored by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Princeton, N.J., includes 40 members appointed by Ohio Gov. Theodore Strickland, D.
The panel has recommended:
- Requiring employers to establish Section 125 plans, which give employees the ability to exclude contributions for health coverage from federal tax calculations.
- Providing reinsurance for individuals and small businesses.
- Extending access to group coverage to dependents up to age 29.
- Offering premium assistance to low-income workers.
- Expanding Medicaid enrollment.
- Allowing non-Medicaid eligible adults to enroll in Medicaid managed care plans.
- Changing the rules governing the individual health insurance market.