Medicaid http://wyso.org en Amid Continued Obamacare Confusion, Administration Extends Deadline For Some http://wyso.org/post/amid-continued-obamacare-confusion-administration-extends-deadline-some <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span id="docs-internal-guid-62fec16e-001f-4cca-a2dd-450dbef2560b"><span style="font-size: 16px; font-family: Arial; background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">It’s the last week to sign up for health plans under the Affordable Care Act—the deadline is Monday, March 31. As people continue to wade through the confusion surrounding the law, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has announced it will offer some wiggle room on the deadline.</span></span></p> Wed, 26 Mar 2014 21:18:01 +0000 Lewis Wallace 47626 at http://wyso.org Amid Continued Obamacare Confusion, Administration Extends Deadline For Some Medicaid Expansion Underway In Ohio, But Numbers Can Confuse http://wyso.org/post/medicaid-expansion-underway-ohio-numbers-can-confuse <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span id="docs-internal-guid-6d73810b-2ca0-9c17-80f5-16d19478c864"><span style="font-size: 16px; font-family: Arial; background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">Ohio officials are reporting over 23,000 people newly eligible for Medicaid in Ohio got enrolled in January, after Ohio Governor John Kasich decided to expand the insurance program to cover more low-income people using Affordable Care Act funds. </span></span></p><p></p> Thu, 13 Feb 2014 19:14:06 +0000 Lewis Wallace 45871 at http://wyso.org Approximately 17,000 Ohioans Apply Online For Medicaid http://wyso.org/post/approximately-17000-ohioans-apply-online-medicaid <p>Ohio officials say they've received more than 17,000 applications from people seeking Medicaid health coverage through a new state website.</p><p>The online enrollment option became available Dec. 9 to eligible low-income families, along with individuals who fell under an expansion of the federal-state program for the poor and disabled.&nbsp; It wasn't clear how many online applications came from those newly eligible under the Medicaid extension.</p><p>A spokesman for the state's Medicaid department says the website has been working smoothly.</p> Fri, 03 Jan 2014 12:35:00 +0000 Associated Press 44175 at http://wyso.org 2013 Ohio Budget Included Many Other Controversial Bills http://wyso.org/post/2013-ohio-budget-included-many-other-controversial-bills <p style="margin-bottom: 1.5em; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 13px; font-family: verdana, sans-serif; vertical-align: baseline; line-height: 19px;">When you look back at what the Ohio legislature did this year, you’ll discover a lot of controversial bills didn’t actually pass both chambers. Perhaps the biggest bill passed this year, the $62 billion dollar budget, also had some of those controversial bills attached to it.</p> Tue, 24 Dec 2013 11:00:00 +0000 Jo Ingles (Ohio Public Radio) 43882 at http://wyso.org Ohio Supreme Court Ruling Sets Future For Medicaid Expansion For Now http://wyso.org/post/ohio-supreme-court-ruling-sets-future-medicaid-expansion-now <p>Now that the Ohio Supreme Court has made a decision on Medicaid expansion, it appears it’s here to stay - at least for now.&nbsp; After the Medicaid expansion vote before the Controlling Board in October, the lawsuit was filed and then was fast-tracked to get a ruling by the end of the year so there were no oral arguments before the justices. Four of them agreed that the Controlling Board had the authority to approve spending $2.5 billion federal dollars on Medicaid expansion. The other three dissenting justices wanted to dismiss the case.</p> Mon, 23 Dec 2013 12:04:00 +0000 Karen Kasler (Ohio Public Radio) 43757 at http://wyso.org