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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.

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.

Faith Leaders Applaud Kasich Budget, Medicaid Expansion

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Leaders of several faiths gathered in the Ohio Statehouse Tuesday to endorse Gov. John kasich's budget, which includes an expansion of Ohio's Medicaid program.
7:56AM
March
6, 2013

Governor John Kasich’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.

Medicaid Creates Rift Between Kasich, Tea Party Groups

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Gov. John Kasich has repeatedly defended his decision to accept federal funding to expand Medicaid. Farther-right organizations like the Ohio Liberty Coalition oppose the expansion of government-funded health care.
8:14AM
February 22, 2013

Ohio Governor John Kasich is one of the nation’s most conservative governors. The Tea Party Movement also proudly proclaims conservative principles. But the two are at odds over the governor’s proposal to expand Medicaid to an extra 275,000 low-income Ohio adults.

Ohio Will Not Build Its Own Healthcare Exchange

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1:19PM
November 16, 2012

The online exchanges are a key provision of the Affordable Care Act. They’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.

Top Policy Official Says Ohio Still Weighing Medicaid Expansion

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Ohio health policy officials say the state is weighing whether to accept federal help to expand Medicaid coverage beginning in 2014.
2:44PM
September
12, 2012

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.

Republican AGs Say They’ll Continue With Health Care Challenge

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Attorney General Mike DeWine brought Ohio into the legal fight over the Affordable Care Act shortly after he took office in 2011.
7:24AM
July 13, 2012

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.

So What Now?

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The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday upheld many of the Affordable Care Act's key provisions, including a mandate that most Americans have health insurance. The court struck down a provision to expand the federal government's power to control Medicaid payments to states.
6:29AM
June 29, 2012

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.

DeWine: Ruling Makes Health Care The Predominant Campaign Issue

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Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine.
11:06AM
June 28, 2012

The Ohio Attorney General led the state’s challenge to the Affordable Care Act, which was upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court today.

Supreme Court Upholds Affordable Care Act

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Ohio has some 1.5 million uninsured people, or about 14 percent of the population.
7:22AM
June 28, 2012

The Supreme Court has upheld the heart of President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul — ruling in favor of the requirement that most Americans can be required to have health insurance, or else pay a penalty.