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.
Report: Health Care Law Could Make Ohio Premiums Skyrocket
A report prepared for the state says some Ohio health insurance premiums could go up as much as 150 percent while others could fall 40 percent in 2014, when much of the nationâ€™s new health care law takes effect.
Lt. Gov. Mary Taylor, who also heads the state insurance department, calls the findings from consulting firm Milliman Inc. alarming. The Republican Taylor says the law will have widespread and expensive impacts.
Taylor is Ohio’s point person on implementing the new health care law, and its advocates complain that her statement was overly partisan. Cathy Levine of the group Ohio Consumers for Health Coverage says consumers can have no expectation that Taylor is working on their behalf.