Four people are dead in two separate accidents in Central Ohio. In Pataskala, investigators say a head-on collision on East Broad took three lives. One vehicle crossed the center line. Early this morning, the driver of a pick-up truck was killed when he slammed into a tree in a residential area south of Route 104 [...]
Governor Delays Expanded Medicaid Benefits
The Strickland administration has delayed plans to restore dental benefits for 700,000 low-income Ohioans.
The state also is holding off on boosting Medicaid payments to hospitals and doctors who care for the poor.
Physician and dentist associations are outraged over the reversal.
Strickland spokesman Keith Dailey says right now, the state can’t afford the $65 million a year price tag for expanded benefits, due to higher than expected Medicaid caseloads.
The program provides state and federal dollars to insure the poor.