Ohio launches website to enroll consumers into expanded Medicaid

Ohio officials launched a new website that will help enroll consumers into its newly expanded Medicaid program. The website, Benefits.Ohio.gov, determines whether consumers are eligible for Medicaid. In only the first day of operation, more than 1,100 low-income people signed up for the federal-state health program, reported the Columbus Dispatch. The new website also will decrease the amount of time it takes for case workers to process applications and will eventually process food stamps, welfare and other government assistance. "It was a pretty big day," Greg Moody, director of the Governor's Office of Health Transformation, told the Dispatch. And the site lacked major technical glitches or failures that plagued the federal launch of HealthCare.gov. Article