Ohio Gov. John Kasich is negotiating a plan with the federal government to use the money originally intended to expand Medicaid eligibility to about 366,000 Ohioans to instead buy private insurance for new enrollees on state health exchanges expected to go on-line in October.
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Number of Miami Valley residents who would be newly eligible for Medicaid by county:
Montgomery - 30,651
Greene - 6,653
Butler - 17,395
Clarke - 7,597
Miami - 4,669
Darke - 2,494
Preble - 2,144
Source: Ohio Office of Health Transformation