Healthcare

Statewide News
7:04 am
Thu December 6, 2012

Ohio House Clears Rules for Health 'Navigators'

The Ohio House has passed a bill to require training and certification for a new group of professionals who will be available to guide consumers through the new health insurance exchange.

The measure cleared Wednesday on a 56-32 vote, and it now heads to the Senate.

These so-called health navigators will help educate consumers and small businesses about the new online markets created by the federal health care law. Through these exchanges, consumers will be able to buy individual private policies and apply for government subsidies to help pay their premiums.

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Statewide News
7:04 am
Tue November 27, 2012

Report: Expanding Medicaid in Ohio Would Reduce Uninsured Residents by Half

A new national report says expanding Medicaid eligibility in Ohio under the Affordable Care Act would reduce the number of uninsured residents by half.

It would also cost the state an additional $3.1 billion in the next decade.

The Dayton Daily News says the numbers come from a report by the Kaiser Family Foundation, a Washington-based nonpartisan health care policy research organization.

Statewide News
6:04 am
Mon November 19, 2012

Kasich Tells Feds Ohio Won’t Set Up Its Own Health Care Exchange

Governor Kasich has told the federal government Ohio will not set up its own health insurance exchange and will instead leave that to the feds. That decision is being praised by Maurice Thompson with the conservative 1851 Center.

"We’re very happy with the administration’s decision not to enter a state based exchange because we were either going to have to file a lawsuit against the state if it entered one or against the federal government if they didn’t," says Thompson.

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Health, Science & The Environment
6:30 am
Tue October 2, 2012

Advocates for Health Care Law Look Forward to Implementation, But State Still Stalling

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.

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Health
8:34 am
Fri June 29, 2012

Supreme Court Decision Has Implications For Miami Valley

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.

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