WOSU News Archives For: October 1, 2013
Ohioans began using the health insurance marketplace, Tuesday, under the Affordable Care Act. A number of Ohio for agencies received grants to hire so-called “navigators” to help guide people through the marketplace. But there’s been a snag. Red tape is preventing the navigators from helping people with questions about the insurance marketplace.
As the partial shutdown took hold a skeleton security staff at the Bricker Federal building at Spring and High streets in Columbus patiently answered questions from people trying to do business with federal government agencies. Department of Labor offices and the IRS offices were closed. Bankruptcy court and Social Security offices remained open.
A new bypass road cuts through Wayne National Forest in southeast Ohio.
Ohio voters can begin casting absentee ballots for November’s election.
Newark Police say two women separately reported being targeted by someone firing blow darts at them, possibly from a dark-colored vehicle.
Today, Ohioans can sign up on the new marketplace for health insurance called exchanges. But thousands of low income Ohioans would be eligible for Medicaid coverage instead if the state were to expand the program. Governor Kasich wants expansion. The legislature has, so far, not taken action.