On this episode of Broad & High, an artist profile: Dennis DeVendra, a blind woodturner. Also a look at Dangerdust, the anonymous chalk artist duo from Columbus College of Arts and Design, Helping Hands Center an arts & autism based in Clintonville, Petali Teas and D’Art the Gallery Kitty at Dublin Arts Council.
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.