With harsh cold and snow forecast for much of the state in the next few days, officials in Ohio’s Department of Aging are urging precautions for older people who could be at increased risk of weather-related problems.
Health care advocates are holding their final enrollment events around Ohio as a key deadline under the federal law approaches.
With just weeks left to sign up for health insurance plans under the Affordable Care Act’s marketplace, federal officials have stepped up efforts to recruit younger enrollees between the ages of 18 and 34.
Monday is the deadline to sign up through the federal healthcare exchange to get coverage by January First. The process was frustrating until the website improved, but people who have never had insurance faced a steep learning curve. WOSU met with one woman who received a crash course in private insurance.
By all accounts, this week has been better for the Obama administration, the Affordable Care Act and for people looking to buy health insurance. After two months of trouble healthcare.gov seems to be working. Thatâ€™s a relief to Central Ohioans buying insurance and those trying to help them do it.
Federal officials said Wednesday that just 1,150 Ohio residents successfully picked health insurance plans last month through the new online marketplace created by President Barack Obamaâ€™s law.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services says 11 community health centers in Ohio will get $6.8 million in federal money under the new health care law.
Hospital officials believe new fines tied to higher readmission rates are changing the culture of health care.
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.
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.
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 â€œnavigatorsâ€ to help guide people through the marketplace. But thereâ€™s been a snag. Red tape is preventing the navigators from helping people with questions about the insurance marketplace.