On this episode of Broad & High we’ll spend the day in the life of a local ballerina, learn about the part of the Columbus Metropolitan Library you’ve probably never seen. A local artist describes her relationship with Flat Granny, and a look at the Viewpoints Mural Series in the Short North.
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.
A Democratic state senator says politics are holding up Medicaid expansion and reform, so sheâ€™s proposing a bill that she says will force the issue. But Republicans leaders still appear hesitant to expand the program.
Governor John Kasich continues to side with Democrats and their allies over expanding Ohio’s Medicaid program. But some lawmakers who side with the governor are losing patience and think he could do more.
A new report says 79 of Ohio’s 88 counties don’t have enough dentists.
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.
Some Republican state lawmakers want to suspend the licenses of any Ohio insurers receiving subsidies under the Affordable Cafe Act.
The healthcare industry is undergoing huge changes as the Affordable Care Act introduces new business models that reward efficiencies. The shift to “outcome-based payments” has hospital administrators experimenting with new tools to help cut costs. One Ohio start-up is monetizing the “big data” in the new era of healthcare.
Attorney General Mike DeWine says investigators noticed a problem with the kits from Pickaway Diversified Industries when several kits from obviously-unrelated cases tested positive for the same DNA.
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.
Dublin-based Cardinal Health says it plans to acquire one of the nationâ€™s largest suppliers of home-based medical supplies.