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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.

Ohio Senator Targets Medicaid Growth In Bill

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An senator Ohio senator wants a new oversight committee to review growth within the Medicaid system.
3:02PM
October
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.
3:38PM
September
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
12:42PM
September
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.
11:49AM
August
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

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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.

Ohio Panel Hears Details On Medicaid Projections

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A key Ohio lawmaker says controlling Medicaid's growth is key to a successful expansion of the state/federal program.
1:35PM
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

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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.
8:12AM
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.

Kasich, Democrats Rally For Medicaid Expansion

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Hundreds of supporters of expanding Ohio's Medicaid program gathered inside the Statehouse on Tuesday.
9:08AM
July
10, 2013

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.

Ohio Medicaid Recipients See Revamped Program

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Ohio Medicaid beneficiaries will see revamped program this month.
8:46AM
July
4, 2013

Many Ohioans on Medicaid will see a revamped program under new contracts with health plans taking effect this month.