Four people are dead in two separate accidents in Central Ohio. In Pataskala, investigators say a head-on collision on East Broad took three lives. One vehicle crossed the center line. Early this morning, the driver of a pick-up truck was killed when he slammed into a tree in a residential area south of Route 104 [...]
Ohio Panel Hears Details On Medicaid Projections
A key Ohio lawmaker says projections showing the state could save money by expanding Medicaid are just one piece of a fact-finding process.
State Sen. Dave Burke, who chairs a Medicaid subcommittee, says the analysis from the Health Policy Institute of Ohio shows that curbing Medicaid’s growth to a certain rate is feasible. But the Republican chairman says lawmakers must craft the right policy to achieve it.
State lawmakers have been trying to find common ground on Medicaid since Republican Gov. John Kasich proposed an extension of the federal-state program in February. GOP leaders pulled it from the state budget, and the issue has yet to gain traction in the Legislature.
Burke’s Senate subcommittee will travel to Cleveland next week to see how a mini-Medicaid expansion project works.