Five of the six managed care organizations that lost bids for state Medicaid contracts have filed protests with Ohio officials.
This month, Ohio chose the contract winners that will provide health care services for more than 1.5 million poor and disabled people.
The Columbus Dispatch reports companies that lost out on the billions of dollars in work say the Department of Job and Family Services made errors in awarding the contracts. Several companies allege scoring on bid applications was miscalculated.
A department spokesman says the protests will be reviewed.
XavierUniversity in Cincinnati has announced that it will no longer provide birth control insurance coverage for employees.
The Cincinnati Enquirer reports that President of the Catholic university, Michael J. Graham,says the decision as prompted by national debate over a provision in President Barack Obama's health care law that requires insurers to provide such coverage.
Xavier says the change, announced Monday, goes into effect July 1. The university has about 950 faculty and staff and did not know how many would be affected.
The University of Dayton's says it will continue to offer employee health insurance that covers contraceptive care and isn't changing the plan because of the fight over a new federal policy on birth control.