On this episode of Broad & High, an artist profile: Dennis DeVendra, a blind woodturner. Also a look at Dangerdust, the anonymous chalk artist duo from Columbus College of Arts and Design, Helping Hands Center an arts & autism based in Clintonville, Petali Teas and D’Art the Gallery Kitty at Dublin Arts Council.
Nearly a billion dollars is on the line in a lawsuit filed by 270,000 Ohio businesses against the stateâ€™s Bureau of Workersâ€™ Compensation.
Ohio is moving to make sure health insurance plans will cover treatment and services for children with autism.
A lack of coordination is a continuing criticism of the health care industry. A new model emerging in Ohio and around the country uses a “care coordinator.”
The report commissioned by the state says some premiums could go up 150 percent.
â€œThe idea that the [insurance] industry is going to reduce rates to consumers is wishful thinking given that the amount of losses has been at record levels.â€ Greg Locraft, Morgan Stanley Insurance Analyst
“This is a serious effort at quarantining government power to its rightful place.”
Some insurance customers may be surprised to find their deductibles going up even if they never filed a claim for hail and wind damage. The rate hikes are not new but as Ohio experiences more hail storms more insurance rates could go higher.
A new state law forces health insurance companies to make coverage more affordable to Ohioans who have expensive illnesses like cancer. The new law will cap the amount Ohioans with pre-existing illnesses can be charged for private insurance. Ohio Public Radio’s Jo Ingles talked with the head of the Ohio Association of Health Plans. Kelly McGivern explains why this change could mean many Ohioans will end up paying more for health care coverage. Click the play button to hear the interview.
One year ago today, Hurricane Ike swept across Ohio, leaving behind more than $1.2 billion in damage.
Thousands of Central Ohioans will lose their health insurance provider in early October. Officials at the Ohio Department of Insurance say Physicians Assurance Corporation is bankrupt.