December 5, 2012
Associated Press — Navigators, who will educate consumers about buying health insurance through an exchange, would have to pass criminal background checks and would not be allowed to sell insurance under a bill passed by the House. Ohio will partner with the federal government to operate its exchange.Tags: aca, Ohio, ohio state health insurance exchange
August 17, 2012
The division between U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown and his Republican challenger mirrors similar partisan battles across the country. Brown is a strong proponent of the Affordable Care Act, which promises to expand coverage and lower costs for Ohioans. Opponent Josh Mandel not only wants to repeal Obamacare, he also blames Brown for being the deciding vote on what he describes as a “government takeover of health care.” a charge Politifact calls false and says Mandel’s campaign has a “casual relationship with the truth.”
July 30, 2012
The Columbus Dispatch – If Gov. John Kasich decides against expanding the state’s Medicaid program, more than 600,000 of the poorest Ohioans could remain without health insurance while those with slightly higher incomes would qualify for subsidies and tax credits to buy private coverage.
July 11, 2012
Dayton Business Journal – Lt. Gov. Mary Taylor said Tuesday the state does not plan to set up the exchange she says would cost Ohio between $30 million and $40 million each year to operate. ”At this point, we are not going to set up a state-based exchange,” The Blade quoted Taylor as saying while speaking to a luncheon meeting of the Bowling Green Chamber of Commerce.Tags: ohio state health insurance exchange
March 13, 2012
Columbus Business First–Ohio Consumers for Health Coverage, a group of advocates using every tool in their belt to get a health insurance exchange in Ohio, has released a report questioning the numbers behind a report supported by Ohio’s insurance commissioner–who is opposed to starting an exchange–that says starting an exchange is too expensive.Tags: aca, Ohio, ohio state health insurance exchange
July 26, 2011
Cleveland Plain Dealer – Ohio voters will consider constitutional amendment to block implementation of the federal health reform law on Ohio on Nov. 8.Tags: Ohio, ohio state health insurance exchange
February 17, 2011
The New York Times – Florida, New Jersey, Ohio and Tennessee have been granted waivers by the federal government, allowing health insurance carriers to offer less generous benefits than would be required under the new health reform law.
June 30, 2010
Politico – Republican heavyweights John Boehner (Ohio) and Eric Cantor (Virginia) plan to announce that they’ll support a House petition to repeal the entire federal health reform law.Tags: Congress, Eric Cantor, health care, health insurance, health reform, House of Representatives, Iowa, John Boehner, Ohio, Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, President Barack Obama, Republicans, Steve King, Virginia health insurance, Wally Herger
February 26, 2010
The New York Times – As members of the Obama administration and Congress met on Thursday to try to find common ground on health care, a new report warned that without comprehensive legislation, more than 275,000 adults nationwide will die over the next decade because of a lack of health insurance. Nearly 14,000 of those deaths would occur in New York State.Tags: health care, health insurance, health reform, uninsured
February 24, 2010
Think Progress – If Democrats move to pass health care reform after tomorrow’s summit, their newfound momentum can be at least partly attributed to WellPoint’s decision todrastically increase premiumsin California’s individual health insurance market. The rate increases highlighted the broken health care system and pressured lawmakers to drastically reform the individual health insurance market. The administration’s strong response also enunciated the differences in lawmakers’ approach to reform and may have pushed the President toadd stronger cost control provisionsinto his health care blue-print.Tags: Colorado, Connecticut health insurance, Georgia, health care nightmare, health care nightmares, health insurance premiums, health reform, Indiana, Maine, Nevada, New Hampshire, New York, Virginia health insurance, Wisconsin
February 10, 2010
The New York Times – As part of the discussion last year over how best to overhaul the nation’s health care system, the insurance industry promised to do its part by tackling the burdensome paperwork involved in paying medical claims.Tags: health insurance industry, health reform, New Jersey, Ohio
January 20, 2010
Cleveland Plain Dealer – Even as prescription drug abuse reaches an all-time high, Ohio’s doctors aren’t using a statewide prescription monitoring database that allows them to check whether a patient is “pill shopping.”Tags: Ohio, prescription drugs, prescription monitoring
November 11, 2009
Public News Service – COLUMBUS, Ohio – The U.S. House has done its part to advance the President’s top domestic priority by passing a health care overhaul bill, and the debate now moves to the Senate.Tags: health insurance, health reform, Obama
April 21, 2009
Dayton Business Journal – The affordability of offering health insurance ranks among the top issues on the minds of Ohio small business owners, according to a new survey of Ohio-based small business leaders released today.Tags: self-employed, Survey
March 16, 2009
Cleveland Plain Dealer – The latest snapshot of health-care coverage in Ohio shows more children are insured, but unemployment and the erosion of job-based medical benefits are driving up the number of uninsured adults.
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March 16, 2009
MedCity News – The number of uninsured children and seniors in Ohio has dropped in the last few years, but the number of working adults without health insurance has increased – causing the state’s overall uninsured population to climb by about 100,000, according to the 2008 Ohio Family Health Survey released today.
Click here to see Ohio’s State Health Guide.
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