Veteran journalist Carl Hoffman believes he’s solved one of the great mysteries of the 20th century. In 1961 at the age of 23, Michael Rockefeller – son of New York Governor Nelson Rockefeller and a member of one of the richest and most powerful families in America ¬– travelled to remote New Guinea in search of primitive art for his father’s new museum.
Kasich Bypass Of Lawmakers Nets Medicaid Expansion
Officials are clearing the way for thousands more Ohioans to receive health coverage under an expansion of Medicaid.
Ohio recently got approval from the federal government to extend Medicaid. However, Gov. John Kasich’s administration needed legislators to approve spending additional federal money on newly eligible residents.
A board of six lawmakers and an administration official who handle certain adjustments to the state budget granted Kasich’s spending request Monday.
Kasich, a Republican, has pushed for Medicaid expansion. But the GOP-controlled Legislature balked, so he turned to the little-known Controlling Board. The move to bypass the full Legislature has been criticized.
Medicaid expansion is a key component of the federal health overhaul. The U.S. government promises to pay for the expansion for three years, gradually phasing down to 90 percent.