February 5, 2018

1. In the Nation
The Trump administration may introduce minimum work requirements for some recipients of housing aid, while raising rents for others.

2. In the State
Many states are pursuing experimental Medicaid policies which could reverse past coverage gains and increase the number of uninsured. Ohio will likely seek federal approval for similar policies, that if approved, could lead to broad disenrollment and administrative burdens for county governments and Ohio’s healthcare industry. Policy Fellow Loren Anthes breaks down the implications of four waivers in his latest Issue Brief.

3. In the Region
Imagine a huge wave building in Lake Erie, steadily rolling south, ready to crash on the shores of Northeast Ohio with a force so profound it could change the region for generations to come. Now imagine that wave as people. Your grandparents. Your parents. And, sooner than you might expect, you. It's coming: the age wave. Some call it the Silver Tsunami. Are we prepared?

4. At Community Solutions
A pilot is underway to test a combined eligibility system for Medicaid, Food Assistance (SNAP) and Cash Assistance (OWF) for the first time since 2013. What you should know about the new plan.

5. This Week's Featured Infographic


Joint Medicaid Oversight Committee Update


What We Do

A nonprofit, non-partisan think tank, The Center for Community Solutions focuses on solutions to health, social and economic issues.

We help the people who help people -- human service professionals, civic leaders, and public officials. Our applied research, policy analysis, and non-partisan advocacy are what set us apart. With offices in Cleveland and Columbus, we identify, analyze, and explain key health, social, and economic data and issues, and propose non-partisan solutions to improve the lives of Ohioans. In addition to keeping an eye on emerging issues, we also focus on the following policies: 

  • Strengthening the Health and Human Services Safety Net
  • Medicaid
  • Safety, Health, and Economic Wellbeing of Older Adults  
  • Improving Maternal and Infant Health
  • Improving Access to Behavioral Health Services
  • Adolescent Reproductive Health Education