Officials estimate there are 30 to 40 thousand undocumented immigrants in Central Ohio who could be spared deportation under President Obama’s reform order.
The debate over Medicaid expansion in Ohio continues, but now thereâ€™s word one group wants to try to take the issue to the ballot.
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.
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.
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.
A Democratic state senator says politics are holding up Medicaid expansion and reform, so sheâ€™s proposing a bill that she says will force the issue. But Republicans leaders still appear hesitant to expand the program.
One of Ohioâ€™s most outspoken critics of the Affordable Care Act says she thinks Ohioâ€™s Medicaid program should be expanded using federal money made available by the health care law.
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.
The Republican president of the Ohio Senate says state lawmakers are open to pursuing a Medicaid bill before the end of the year.
The rally headlined by Gov. John Kasich attracted members of many groups that disagree with the Republican governor on most key political issues.
Some Republican state lawmakers want to suspend the licenses of any Ohio insurers receiving subsidies under the Affordable Cafe Act.