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Ohio Has Big Stake In ACA Challenge Before Supreme Court

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8:23AM
March 4, 2015

The U.S. Supreme Court hears arguments Wednesday over whether the federal government can pay subsidies to people in Ohio and other states that don’t have state-created health insurance marketplaces set up after the Affordable Care Act.

State Health Officials Defend Proposed Medicaid Premium

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State Medicaid Director John McCarthy told lawmakers on the House Finance Committee that requiring a small monthly payment is an important for people who will eventually make enough money to start buying insurance from the federal marketplace or exchange.
7:55AM
February 12, 2015

Gov. John Kasich and the director of Ohio’s Medicaid program want enrollees making more than the federal poverty level to pay a $20 monthly premium.

Ohio Sues Federal Government Over Fee In Affordable Care Act

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DeWine calls the fee “a blatantly unconstitutional expansion of power by the federal government.”
11:55AM
January 26, 2015

Ohio Attorney General Mike Dewine has made good on threats to sue the federal government over a tax in the Affordable Care Act.

Health Care Advocates Race To Meet ACA Deadline

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Groups like Enroll America are using social media to get people signed up for coverage ahead of the Dec. 15 deadline.
9:07AM
November
17, 2014

Supporters of the Affordable Care Act are knocking on doors and using social media to get people signed up for health plans ahead of the December 15 open enrollment deadline.

Judge Sides With Urbana Company Fighting Contraceptive Coverage

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7:29AM
October 29, 2014

A federal judge has ruled that a small Urbana company doesn’t have to offer birth control coverage as part of its employees’ health insurance plan.

More Ohioans Get Health Insurance

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The number of Ohioans without health insurance dropped by 47,000 over the past year.
10:19AM
September 17, 2014

The federal government reports that the number of people without health insurance in Ohio fell by 47,000 during the past year.

Home Health Workers Report Lag In Getting Paid

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12:32PM
August 25, 2014

Some home-health workers say there’s been a lag in getting paid under an Ohio plan to coordinate care for the state’s sickest and most expensive residents.

Ohio Medicaid Enrollment Up, Number Of Uninsured Is Down

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A study by the Urban Institute and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation looked at the impact of the Affordable Care Act and Medicaid expansion on Columbus and 13 other cities. Among the seven where Medicaid expanded, it estimates the rate of people with no health insurance will be cut more than in half by 2016.
9:07AM
July 29, 2014

When Ohio expanded Medicaid last fall, Governor John Kasich estimated up to 330-thousand more people would get health coverage. A new survey says the numbers may not be far off.

Ohioans Getting $1.2 Million In Insurance Refunds

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About $1.2 million dollars in refunds were issued for premiums paid in 2013 in Ohio.
8:03AM
July 25, 2014

Ohio health insurers are refunding more than a million dollars in premiums to small businesses and individuals for 2013, according to a new report from the Department of Health and Human Services. The refund is the result of a clause in the Affordable Care Act aimed at limiting the cost of health insurance.

Ohio Democrats Introduce Birth Control Bill

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8:23AM
July
23, 2014

Democrats in the Ohio Legislature are introducing a bill that they say would require employer-provided health care plans that cover prescription drugs to cover contraceptives under the same terms without charging a co-pay.