WOSU News Archives For: November 16, 2012

Ohio Will Not Build Its Own Healthcare Exchange

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1:19PM
November 16, 2012

The online exchanges are a key provision of the Affordable Care Act. They’re designed to bring customers together and increase their buying power and spread risk, but Ohio Governor John Kasich says it would be too expensive for Ohio and would limit flexibility.

State Unemployment Ticks Down After 13,900 New Jobs in October

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Ohio's unemployment fell to 6.9 percent last month, the second straight drop after a summer of flat employment reports.
8:48AM
November 16, 2012

The report from the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services lists an October jobless rate of 6.9 percent, down from 7 percent in September and 7.2 percent in August.

The Pros and Cons Of States Designing Health Care Exchanges

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A map of which states have applied for grants to start an online health insurance marketplace called an exchange.
7:28AM
November
16, 2012

The Obama administration has extended the deadline for a key provision of the Affordable Care Act. The man credited with creating the blueprint for the new online health care exchanges says there are benefits and drawbacks to states designing their own exchanges.