WOSU News Archives For: January 17, 2008

State-subsidized savings accounts would be first in country

12:00AM
January
17, 2008

State lawmakers and bank executives are reviewing a taxpayer-subsidized plan to encourage Ohioans to save money. Ohio Treasurer Richard Cordray’s plan would give Ohioans higher interest rates. The program is meant to attract and educate new savers, and reverse a trend of increasing debt and overspending.

Medical provider sues Ohio for more money

12:00AM
January
17, 2008

A private Ohio ambulance company says every time it transports a medicaid patient to a hospital or dialysis session, it loses money because the state reimbursement payments are so low. The company is asking a judge to order an increase in state payments to medicaid providers, but state officials say that’s nearly impossible, especially because of a looming state budget crunch.