2:41 pm
Fri August 30, 2013

The Cost Of Expanding Medicaid Debated In Dayton

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The discussion over extending Medicaid came to Dayton this week. Members of the Ohio Senate Finance Subcommittee came to CareSource to hear how Medicaid expansion would affect Ohioans and the state’s bottom line. Emily McCord speaks with WYSO's economics reporter, Lewis Wallace, who reports that health care advocates point to a study that shows Ohio can expand Medicaid while saving money at the same time.

Emily McCord speaking with Lewis Wallace on Medicaid expansion for PoliticsOhio.

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Statewide News
8:04 am
Tue August 27, 2013

Ohio Senators Continue Health Care Field Hearings

State lawmakers exploring possible changes to Ohio's health care system are expected to hear from a health plan on Tuesday.

The Senate's Medicaid subcommittee will meet in Dayton at CareSource, one of the largest Medicaid managed care plans in the country.

Topics at the field hearing will include payment reform and behavioral health integration.

The Senate panel traveled to Cleveland last week to see how a mini-Medicaid expansion model works at MetroHealth Medical Center.

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8:35 am
Mon August 26, 2013

Ohio Lawmaker Wants to Cut Medicaid Eligibility to Federal Minimum

While Governor John Kasich says he’s working with lawmakers to expand Medicaid to more Ohioans,  one legislator is proposing a plan that would dramatically cut eligibility. The representative says that it’s time for Ohio to reduce the participants in what he calls a corrupt system.

“My question has been ‘why are we spending a lot of taxpayer money for an inefficient and ineffective program that’s well above federal minimums.’”

That’s why Representative John Becker of southwest Ohio wants to cut eligibility rates down to the minimum that federal law requires.

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6:57 am
Thu July 18, 2013

Democratic Gubernatorial Candidate Talks Women's Issues, Medicaid In Dayton

Democrat Ed Fitzgerald speaking with Dayton residents July 17, 2013
Credit Emily McCord

The Democrat challenging Governor John Kasich is taking his message on the road. As WYSO’s Emily McCord reports Cuyahoga County Executive Ed FitzGerald was in Dayton Wednesday to talk about women’s issues and the state budget.

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8:35 am
Wed July 10, 2013

Statehouse Rally Urges Medicaid Expansion

Medicaid rally participants.
Credit Jo Ingles / Ohio Public Radio

Hundreds of advocates for low income Ohioans packed into the Statehouse on Tuesday for a rally to urge lawmakers to expand Medicaid.  It’s the latest in an ongoing fight between Republican legislative leaders who don’t want to expand Medicaid and Governor Kasich, who backs the idea.   But Democratic State Representative Mike Foley says the Governor needs to do more to get majority lawmakers to pass Medicaid expansion now.

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