Advocates for the federal health care law are celebrating the start of the countdown toward October 1 of next year, when 1.5 million uninsured Ohioans can start shopping a health insurance marketplace called an exchange. But there’s still a lot of uncertainty about who will set up and run that exchange.
The Supreme Courts decision on President Obama's Affordable Care act has already received mixed reaction across the country, and as WYSO's Emily McCord reports, there's still argument on what this will mean for Ohio.
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.