With harsh cold and snow forecast for much of the state in the next few days, officials in Ohio’s Department of Aging are urging precautions for older people who could be at increased risk of weather-related problems.
New Law Caps Health Costs for Pre-Existing Illness
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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.