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Judge Sides With Urbana Company Fighting Contraceptive Coverage

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October 29, 2014

A federal judge has ruled that a small Urbana company doesn’t have to offer birth control coverage as part of its employees’ health insurance plan.

1,150 Ohioans Get Coverage Using Federal Exchange

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.
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

The Lower Lights Christian Health Center on West Broad Street will receive $216,667 in federal money.
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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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

State lawmakers are scheduled to hear more details today about several other Medicaid proposals, including one bill that would expand the health care program.
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

Healthcare premium estimates have been released in 36 states, including Ohio.
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

Becker's bill would lower the maximum allowable income for Medicaid from 90 percent of the federal poverty level to 34 percent.
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

Navigators are different from insurance agents and brokers because they can’t promote or sell insurance plans.
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

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.
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

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.
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.