Open enrollment for health plans from the Affordable Care Act starts Saturday, and Ohioans will have more options this year. The number of companies offering insurance on Ohio’s exchange has jumped from 12 to 16, assuaging concerns that competition would decrease, rather than increase under the new law. The new entries include Dayton-based Premier Health, a health network that is branching out into the insurance market for the first time, and a CO-OP called InHealth Mutual.
The city of Dayton has released new proposed changes to its drinking water protections following a series of public meetings and meetings with stakeholders over the last six months. Water Department Director Tammi Clements presented an outline of the latest proposals to the Dayton City Commission Wednesday morning.
Officials say a group of airmen in southwest Ohio who dropped supplies in West Africa to help with the Ebola outbreak no longer have to report their medical condition with authorities.
The Dayton Daily News reports the six reservists at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base near Dayton had to check their temperatures twice a day and report their health conditions to medical authorities twice a week for 21 days after returning from West Africa. A base spokeswoman says none of the reservists showed any symptoms of the virus.
The Obama administration said Sunday that consumers could begin "window shopping" for health insurance plans on HealthCare.gov, even before the open enrollment period formally begins on Saturday, Nov. 15. You can now click a button and check out your options before enrollment officially begins.
The healthcare.gov site now offers Aetna and United Healthcare, two national insurers who shied away from Ohio last year. That means the competition has picked up.
While the moon darkens, turning from gibbous to crescent throughout the week, entering its fourth quarter on November 14th, it shadows Jupiter the morning star and takes down the last of the ginkgoes and the white mulberries and the silver maples. It colors the beeches and oaks and zelcovas and decorative pears with rust and gold, hurries the frogs and toads to reach their winter havens, silences the latest crickets of the year.