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Consumers New To Health Insurance Face Learning Curve

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Healthcare navigator Jessica May (right) goes over different plans with Shelby Conrad, 60, of Clintonville.
5:00AM
December
23, 2013

Monday is the deadline to sign up through the federal healthcare exchange to get coverage by January First. The process was frustrating until the website improved, but people who have never had insurance faced a steep learning curve. WOSU met with one woman who received a crash course in private insurance.

Healthcare Navigators Report Easier Time Helping Clients

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Healthcare navigator Jessica May (right) goes over different plans with Shelby Conrad, 60, of Clintonville. Conrad is on the fence about whether to choose a plan or take a penalty for not having individual health insurance.
5:00AM
December
6, 2013

By all accounts, this week has been better for the Obama administration, the Affordable Care Act and for people looking to buy health insurance. After two months of trouble healthcare.gov seems to be working. That’s a relief to Central Ohioans buying insurance and those trying to help them do it.

1,150 Ohioans Get Coverage Using Federal Exchange

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More than 24,000 Ohio residents submitted paper or electronic applications for health coverage for more than 45,000 people, such as themselves, their spouses and children, the report by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services shows.
7:27AM
November 14, 2013

Federal officials said Wednesday that just 1,150 Ohio residents successfully picked health insurance plans last month through the new online marketplace created by President Barack Obama’s law.

Ohio Health Centers Get Money From Affordable Care Act

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The Lower Lights Christian Health Center on West Broad Street will receive $216,667 in federal money.
8:58AM
November 8, 2013

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services says 11 community health centers in Ohio will get $6.8 million in federal money under the new health care law.

Readmission Fines “Changing Culture” Of Ohio Hospitals

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9:02AM
November 1, 2013

Hospital officials believe new fines tied to higher readmission rates are changing the culture of health care.

HHS Chief: Health Overhaul Website Glitches Being Fixed

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Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius
2:58PM
October 16, 2013

Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius says during a visit to her native Ohio that work is continuing to fix glitches that hampered the launch of the federal health care overhaul.

Ohio “Navigators” Fighting Red Tape During ObamaCare Roll Out

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Monday marks the first day people get sign up for health insurance on a marketplace under the federal healthcare law.
5:24PM
October
1, 2013

Ohioans began using the health insurance marketplace, Tuesday, under the Affordable Care Act. A number of Ohio for agencies received grants to hire so-called “navigators” to help guide people through the marketplace. But there’s been a snag. Red tape is preventing the navigators from helping people with questions about the insurance marketplace.

Affordable Care Act Calculator: Crunch The Numbers For You

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The Affordable Care Act open enrollment begins on Oct. 1, figure out what this means for you.
10:41AM
September 26, 2013

Use this interactive calculator to figure out premiums on the Affordable Care Act for you and your family.

Health Care Estimate Released In 36 States, Including Ohio

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Healthcare premium estimates have been released in 36 states, including Ohio.
12:08PM
September 25, 2013

The Obama administration is shifting into high gear to promote the new health care law ahead of an Oct. 1 start date for uninsured people to begin signing up. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius revelaed premiums and plan choices for 36 states where the federal government is taking the lead, including Ohio. The average sticker price [...]

Ohio Activists To Rally Against “Obamacare”

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Tea party activists and other Ohio conservatives opposed to "Obamacare" will march outside of one of House Speaker John Boehner's district offices in Troy.
10:32AM
August
27, 2013

Tea party activists and other Ohio conservatives opposed to President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul will rally against it at one of House Speaker John Boehner’s district offices.