Ohio Medicaid chief resigns

Ohio's Medicaid Chief John McCarthy is vacating his position in December as the program's trajectory remains unknown under an incoming Trump administration, reports The Columbus Dispatch.

Mr. McCarthy decided to leave his post to pursue private sector opportunities, according to the report. He acted as Medicaid chief since Ohio Gov. John Kasich (R) began his administration in 2011. Mr. McCarthy supervised the governor's expansion of Medicaid to about 650,000 low-income residents in 2014.  

Former state Rep. Barbara Sears (R-Sylvania) will replace Mr. McCarthy. Ms. Sears left the House in June to oversee Ohio's healthcare programs at the governor's Office of Health Transformation, according to the report. Ms. Sears supported Medicaid expansion under Gov. Kasich.  

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