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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.
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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.

Vocal Opponent Of ‘Obamacare’ Endorses Major Provision

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Lt. Gov. Mary Taylor, also Ohio's point-person on insurance matters, says federal health care changes will widespread and expensive impacts. But she's backing Gov. John Kasich's proposal to expand the state's Medicaid program, as allowed under the Affordable Care Act.
8:47AM
July 11, 2013

One of Ohio’s most outspoken critics of the Affordable Care Act says she thinks Ohio’s Medicaid program should be expanded using federal money made available by the health care law.

Kasich, Democrats Rally For Medicaid Expansion

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Hundreds of supporters of expanding Ohio's Medicaid program gathered inside the Statehouse on Tuesday.
9:08AM
July
10, 2013

Governor John Kasich continues to side with Democrats and their allies over expanding Ohio’s Medicaid program. But some lawmakers who side with the governor are losing patience and think he could do more.

Senate President: Medicaid Expansion Could Happen In 2013

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Ohio could forfeit up to $13 billion in federal funding if it declines to expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act.
8:58AM
May 14, 2013

The Republican president of the Ohio Senate says state lawmakers are open to pursuing a Medicaid bill before the end of the year.

Medicaid Rally Shows Odd Political Allies

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The Thursday rally headlined by Gov. John Kasich attracted members of many groups that disagree with the Republican governor on key political issues.
8:47AM
March 15, 2013

The rally headlined by Gov. John Kasich attracted members of many groups that disagree with the Republican governor on most key political issues.

GOP Legislators Move To Penalize Insurers Taking Fed. Subsidies

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8:31AM
March 7, 2013

Some Republican state lawmakers want to suspend the licenses of any Ohio insurers receiving subsidies under the Affordable Cafe Act.