Ohio to get Medicaid cases from federal website

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- Ohio officials are preparing to get more than 106,000 applications for Medicaid-eligible residents who sought health coverage through the new federal website.

Technical glitches had initially plagued HealthCare.gov when it was launched in October. The federal site was designed to help people buy private insurance under President Barack Obama's law. If shoppers qualified for Medicaid, the site was supposed to send their data to the Medicaid agency in their state. That did not work as planned for the 36 states using the site.

Greg Moody, director of the Governor's Office of Health Transformation, says the state could get the first batch of cases from the federal government as soon as Wednesday.

Moody says the state would work with county caseworkers to process the applications, which will likely include duplicate cases.

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