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Kasich Says ACA Rollout Has Shaken Confidence In Government

Gov. John Kasich (right) appeared opposite Kentucky's Democratic Governor Steve Beshear.
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.

Republican Lawmakers Say Medicaid Request May Violate State Law

Batchelder (right) has not said if he’ll change the Controlling Board’s lineup ahead of its Monday meeting.
October 17, 2013

More than 30 Republican state lawmakers have signed a letter saying Gov. John Kasich’s strategy for expanding Medicaid is contrary to the Ohio Constitution.

Senate President: Governor Likely Has Medicaid Expansion Votes

State lawmakers are scheduled to hear more details today about several other Medicaid proposals, including one bill that would expand the health care program.
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.

Ohio Senator Targets Medicaid Growth In Bill

An senator Ohio senator wants a new oversight committee to review growth within the Medicaid system.
10, 2013

A state senator in Ohio wants to create a new oversight body to keep growth in check within the Medicaid system.

New Ohio Website To Determine Medicaid Eligibility

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Ohioans looking to find out whether they are eligible for Medicaid health coverage can soon go to a new state website to find out.
23, 2013

Ohioans trying to determine whether they are eligible for Medicaid health coverage can soon go to a new state website instead of visiting a county office.

Former OSU Football Star Calls For More Mental Health Access

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Terry Russell of NAMI Ohio and Maurice Clarett, former OSU football player
12, 2013

As state lawmakers continue to disagree whether to expand Medicaid insurance to Ohioans under the Affordable Health Care Act, former Ohio State football star Maurice Clarett is spreading his story supporting the expansion. He spoke today on All Sides with Ann Fisher. Clarett says he battled with mental illness for several years.

Ohio Hospital Group Seeks To Take Medicaid Expansion To Voters

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With Medicaid expansion stalled, an Ohio hospital group seeks to take the issue to the ballot.
30, 2013

The debate over Medicaid expansion in Ohio continues, but now there’s word one group wants to try to take the issue to the ballot.

State Rep. Pushes Bill To Shrink Ohio’s Medicaid Program

Becker's bill would lower the maximum allowable income for Medicaid from 90 percent of the federal poverty level to 34 percent.
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.

Ohio Panel Hears Details On Medicaid Projections

A key Ohio lawmaker says controlling Medicaid's growth is key to a successful expansion of the state/federal program.
August 13, 2013

A key Ohio lawmaker says projections showing the state could save money by expanding Medicaid are just one piece of a fact-finding process.

Senate Democrat Backs New Medicaid Expansion Plan

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.
July 31, 2013

A Democratic state senator says politics are holding up Medicaid expansion and reform, so she’s proposing a bill that she says will force the issue. But Republicans leaders still appear hesitant to expand the program.