Last year, real-estate developer and art collector Ron Pizzuti opened the doors to the Pizzuti Collection in the Short North, a venue at which to showcase his vast art collection. After purchasing his first piece of art in 1972, he has since amassed more than 1,500 works by artists ranging from Frank Stella to Ai [...]
Ohio Democrats Express Frustration Over Health Care
Democrats in the Ohio House are accusing Republican legislative leaders of stalling on a decision on whether to expand the Medicaid health program to cover more low-income residents.
House Speaker William Batchelder recently told reporters that state lawmakers were having a tough time drafting legislation to change the Medicaid program because of the way the federal health care law is written. Plus, he says he’s not yet sure where the votes are for any proposed changes.
The Republican leader says the House wouldn’t be ready to take any action on Medicaid by October, but more likely by year’s end.
State Rep. Mike Foley, a Cleveland Democrat, told reporters on Wednesday that’s a “deeply disturbing” timeframe.
Meanwhile, mental health advocates also called for expansion at the Statehouse on Wednesday.
Click here to hear more about Wednesday’s dueling Medicaid rallies that featured a former U.S. Senator and a former Ohio State University football star.