Ohio’s superintendent says the state won’t withhold funding to penalize schools for students opting out of standardized tests this year.
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.
The new Grange Insurance Audubon Nature Center will open next month on the banks of the Scioto River near downtown Columbus. The center is one of the first that Audubon has built in an urban setting. It’s the centerpiece of the newest Metro Park in Central Ohio – and an important area for migrating and nesting birds.
A Nationwide Mutual Insurance Co. spokesman says the company is laying off 480 people across the country, the latest round of job cuts by the Columbus-based corporation.
A new study shows that, compared to 2004, Ohio now has fewer children without medical insurance. But, more adults lack health coverage. The study was released this morning.
The health insurance industry is entering the national conversation over how to heal America’s health insurance problems and help the 47 million Americans who are uninsured – including 1.2 million Ohioans.
You’d think with Lojack, On-star and global positioning satellites, car thievery would be a dying industry. But experts say its not.
There’s a new bill being considered by Ohio lawmakers that’s meant to help more Ohioans afford health care coverage. In fact, backers of the plan say it would cut the ranks of the uninsured in half over the next few years.
The number of trips to Ohio emergency rooms continues to rise, but almost none of the increase is coming from patients who have private insurance.