Obamacare

Medicaid Enrollments Outpace Insurance Purchases in Ohio

Even when subsidies are offered

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More Ohioans will join Medicaid than buy their own insurance, even with subsidies, say Obamacare sign-up figures, released Wednesday.

Although 5,672 people selected a marketplace plan, 9,231 – 62 percent – were determined to be eligible for Medicaid or CHIP, the state's health insurance program for children.

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services figures also show just 28 percent who qualified to enroll in a marketplace plan were eligible for subsidies to help pay for that plan.