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Long-Time Health Care Executive Charged With Embezzling $3 Million

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The Department of Justice says Satava created hundreds of checks using the names of people covered by the company, then forged their signatures and deposited the checks in a personal account.
11:15AM
August 12, 2014

A former executive with Ohio’s largest health insurance company has been charged with embezzling nearly $3 million over two decades.

Ohio Medicaid Enrollment Up, Number Of Uninsured Is Down

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A study by the Urban Institute and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation looked at the impact of the Affordable Care Act and Medicaid expansion on Columbus and 13 other cities. Among the seven where Medicaid expanded, it estimates the rate of people with no health insurance will be cut more than in half by 2016.
9:07AM
July 29, 2014

When Ohio expanded Medicaid last fall, Governor John Kasich estimated up to 330-thousand more people would get health coverage. A new survey says the numbers may not be far off.

Report: Just Six Percent Of Columbus Could Be Uninsured By 2016

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The survey says cities in states that opted to expand Medicaid programs will see the most progress in insuring residents.
8:03AM
June
20, 2014

The report says the Affordable Care Act will help reduce the number of uninsured in Columbus by about two-thirds over the next two years, down to about 35,000 people.

Advocates Make Final Push For Healthcare Sign-ups

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The federal data shows that many Ohio residents obtaining coverage in the marketplace are older. Eighty-five percent of enrollees are getting financial help to pay their monthly premiums.
9:28AM
March 31, 2014

Health care advocates are holding their final enrollment events around Ohio as a key deadline under the federal law approaches.

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.

Kasich Says ACA Rollout Has Shaken Confidence In Government

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Gov. John Kasich (right) appeared opposite Kentucky's Democratic Governor Steve Beshear.
7:50AM
October 28, 2013

Gov. John Kasich appeared opposite Kentucky’s Democratic governor on NBC’s “Meet the Press” to talk about the Affordable Care Act’s effects on states.

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.

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.
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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.