This February marks the 100th anniversary of an Ohio State tradition. Since 1915, the chimes have been part of University life, housed in one of the oldest and most unique buildings on campus. WOSU’s Tom Rieland has this profile on the Chimes of Orton Hall…
Medicaid Advocates: Ohio Lawmakers Must Act Soon
Medicaid advocates are urging Ohio legislators to approve a measure to expand the state’s Medicaid program before they recess for the summer.
Advocates told reporters Thursday the timing of the passage of the bill is critical.
Bob Spada is board president of the National Alliance on Mental Illness Ohio. He says the state cannot afford to lose $13 billion in federal dollars should lawmakers not act in time.
A legislative committee has been presented with two proposals aimed at making changes to Medicaid in Ohio. But Ohio House Speaker William Batchelder says lawmakers will continue to work on the issue through the summer.
The expansion of the program is a key component of President Barack Obama’s Affordable Care Act. Many of its provisions kick in Jan. 1.