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1,150 Ohioans Get Coverage Using Federal Exchange

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More than 24,000 Ohio residents submitted paper or electronic applications for health coverage for more than 45,000 people, such as themselves, their spouses and children, the report by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services shows.
7:27AM
November 14, 2013

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 Obama’s law.

Ohio Health Centers Get Money From Affordable Care Act

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The Lower Lights Christian Health Center on West Broad Street will receive $216,667 in federal money.
8:58AM
November 8, 2013

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.

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.

Senate President: Governor Likely Has Medicaid Expansion Votes

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State lawmakers are scheduled to hear more details today about several other Medicaid proposals, including one bill that would expand the health care program.
9:00AM
October 16, 2013

Senate President Keith Fabor says Gov. John Kasich likely would not have brought Medicaid expansion to the Ohio Controlling Board if he didn’t have the votes.

Health Care Estimate Released In 36 States, Including Ohio

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Healthcare premium estimates have been released in 36 states, including Ohio.
12:08PM
September 25, 2013

The Obama administration is shifting into high gear to promote the new health care law ahead of an Oct. 1 start date for uninsured people to begin signing up. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius revelaed premiums and plan choices for 36 states where the federal government is taking the lead, including Ohio. The average sticker price [...]

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.

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.

Insurance Commissioner, Advocates Spar Over ACA Effects

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Ohio Lt. Governor Mary Taylor says the study backs up a projection in 2011 saying premiums would rise with the ACA.
8:20AM
June 14, 2013

Lt. Governor and state insurance commissioner Mary Taylor is touting a new report that says federal health care mandates will drive up premiums as much as 88 percent. Supporters of the Affordable Cafe Act says she’s using misleading numbers.