Columbus is host to the National Hockey League All Star game this week-end. The NHL showcase will bring thousands fans and visitors to the city as well as international media attention.
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.
The Republican president of the Ohio Senate says state lawmakers are open to pursuing a Medicaid bill before the end of the year.
Some Republican state lawmakers want to suspend the licenses of any Ohio insurers receiving subsidies under the Affordable Cafe Act.
Governor John Kasichâ€™s plan to expand Medicaid as part of the new two year state budget is being praised by some major church leaders throughout Ohio, including many who disagree on other social issues.
Ohio Governor John Kasich is one of the nationâ€™s most conservative governors. The Tea Party Movement also proudly proclaims conservative principles. But the two are at odds over the governorâ€™s proposal to expand Medicaid to an extra 275,000 low-income Ohio adults.
The online exchanges are a key provision of the Affordable Care Act. Theyâ€™re designed to bring customers together and increase their buying power and spread risk, but Ohio Governor John Kasich says it would be too expensive for Ohio and would limit flexibility.
A top Kasich Administration official says it could be as long as six months before a decision is made on expansion of Medicaid. Office of Health Transformation Director, Greg Moody, says Ohio is among states still weighing whether to accept federal funds to help pay for medicaid expansion.
Mike DeWine and six other Republican attorneys general say they’ll continue with a legal challenge to the Affordable Care Act, despite the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent ruling upholding most of the law.
With the majority of the Affordable Care Act ruled constitutional by the U.S. Supreme Court, health care advocates are urging state officials to get busy implementing the law’s key provisions. But state officials don’t appear to be in a hurry.
The Ohio Attorney General led the state’s challenge to the Affordable Care Act, which was upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court today.