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Readmission Fines “Changing Culture” Of Ohio Hospitals

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9:02AM
November 1, 2013

Hospital officials believe new fines tied to higher readmission rates are changing the culture of health care.

HHS Chief: Health Overhaul Website Glitches Being Fixed

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Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius
2:58PM
October 16, 2013

Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius says during a visit to her native Ohio that work is continuing to fix glitches that hampered the launch of the federal health care overhaul.

Analyst: Ohio Consumers Slowed By Federal Health Exchange

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Ohio Health Policy Institute president, Amy Rohling McGee, tells the Columbus Metropolitan Club uninsured Ohioans have to use the federal healthcare exchange website to sign up for coverage
9:30AM
October
10, 2013

Ohio is using the federal insurance marketplace to allow consumers to sign up for health coverage under the Affordable Care Act. But, the site has experienced technical hiccups and long waits. An analyst with the non-partisan Health Policy Institute of Ohio says its unclear whether Ohio would be better off with its own health insurance exchange.

Ohio “Navigators” Fighting Red Tape During ObamaCare Roll Out

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Monday marks the first day people get sign up for health insurance on a marketplace under the federal healthcare law.
5:24PM
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.

Affordable Care Act Calculator: Crunch The Numbers For You

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The Affordable Care Act open enrollment begins on Oct. 1, figure out what this means for you.
10:41AM
September 26, 2013

Use this interactive calculator to figure out premiums on the Affordable Care Act for you and your family.

Ohio Hospital Group Seeks To Take Medicaid Expansion To Voters

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With Medicaid expansion stalled, an Ohio hospital group seeks to take the issue to the ballot.
11:49AM
August
30, 2013

The debate over Medicaid expansion in Ohio continues, but now there’s word one group wants to try to take the issue to the ballot.

State Rep. Pushes Bill To Shrink Ohio’s Medicaid Program

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Becker's bill would lower the maximum allowable income for Medicaid from 90 percent of the federal poverty level to 34 percent.
7:29AM
August 26, 2013

As Gov. John Kasich and most Ohio Democrats work for the expansion of the state’s Medicaid program, one state lawmaker says he’ll propose a bill to shrink Medicaid.

Non-Profits Question Possible Conflict In Federal Health Care Law

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Navigators are different from insurance agents and brokers because they can’t promote or sell insurance plans.
8:00AM
August
14, 2013

In preparation for the health care exchange element of the federal Affordable Care Act, the government will designate groups as navigator to help guide people through the system. But some non-profit groups say an Ohio law leaves them out of the process.

“Navigators” Prepare To Help Ohioans Understand Health Care Law

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Cafaro’s bill takes many elements of the bipartisan reform bill that has yet to be heard in committee – but she says those elements will save the state money through cost efficiency and legislative oversight.
7:34AM
August 13, 2013

The federal government is preparing to implement more parts of the Affordable Care Act which includes several pieces that may be confusing to the typical consumer. Among those potentially-confusing areas is “navigators,” who will help people understand the health care law.

Senate Democrat Backs New Medicaid Expansion Plan

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Cafaro’s bill takes many elements of the bipartisan reform bill that has yet to be heard in committee – but she says those elements will save the state money through cost efficiency and legislative oversight.
8:12AM
July 31, 2013

A Democratic state senator says politics are holding up Medicaid expansion and reform, so she’s proposing a bill that she says will force the issue. But Republicans leaders still appear hesitant to expand the program.