WOSU News Archives For: January 4, 2010

New Law Caps Health Costs for Pre-Existing Illness

12:00AM
January
4, 2010

A new state law forces health insurance companies to make coverage more affordable to Ohioans who have expensive illnesses like cancer. The new law will cap the amount Ohioans with pre-existing illnesses can be charged for private insurance. Ohio Public Radio’s Jo Ingles talked with the head of the Ohio Association of Health Plans. Kelly McGivern explains why this change could mean many Ohioans will end up paying more for health care coverage. Click the play button to hear the interview.

Parents With Mentally Ill Children Struggle to Get Care

12:00AM
January
4, 2010

Ask Ohioans what matters most to them and the word “family” is likely to be at the top of the list. But for parents of mentally ill children, holding a family together can sometimes be a daunting challenge. In the second of her two part series on the state of mental health in Ohio, Statehouse correspondent Jo Ingles reports there are times when those parents must make hard choices just to get their children the help they need. Click the play button to hear the story.

Attoney General Warns Consumers of Diet and Health Scams

12:00AM
January
4, 2010

Many Ohioans might be joining gyms and sending off for diet pills in the coming days. Ohio Attorney General Richard Cordray said exercise good judgment when making those decisions. In an interview with Ohio Public Radio’s Jo Ingles, Cordray explains Ohioans need to take action to make sure the weight they lose isn’t in their wallets. Click the play button to hear the interview.