Cincinnati Children’s no longer takes my insurance

As a freelance writer and producer, I tell the stories of patients at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. Now I have my own story to tell.

My family is about to lose our Children’s health insurance because the hospital will not accept Dayton CareSource Ohio health insurance. We have purchased CareSource Marketplace insurance for the past seven years from the Ohio marketplace. Every year, I choose CareSource mainly because we have two young children.

This change, which goes into effect on August 1, does not affect the type of Medicaid insurance. It only applies to those who purchase through Healthcare.gov. With CareSource exiting, there are no plans left to market while Cincinnati Children’s is in the network.

So now, nearly 1,000 families like mine have been turned away from care at Cincinnati Children’s – which, to be clear, is the ONLY place to go for pediatric care in the area.