Medicaid

Politics
7:04 am
Mon February 11, 2013

Kasich's Medicaid Choice Aligns With His Approach

Ohio's Republican governor is supporting the expansion of Medicaid, one of the biggest government programs.

While that appears to be a contradiction in terms for a conservative governor who's rejected federal stimulus money, it's on point with the matter-of-fact approach of Gov. John Kasich.

Kasich proposed expanding Medicaid under the federal law in his two-year budget plan Monday. He's framed the decision as recapturing Ohio taxpayers' federal money.

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Health, Science & The Environment
7:04 am
Thu February 7, 2013

Ohio Seeks to Overhaul Medicaid Eligibility System

Ohio is closer to replacing an outdated system that's known for rejecting eligible people from the Medicaid program.

Officials said Wednesday the state will contract with Accenture LLC for a new system that will help determine eligibility for programs across Ohio's health and human services agencies.

The announcement comes as the governor wants to expand the federal-state Medicaid program to cover more low-income people.

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Politics
6:44 am
Tue February 5, 2013

Highlights Of Governor's State Budget Proposal

- TAX CUTS: Reduces small business taxes by 50 percent, cuts state income tax by 20 percent over three years, and decreases sales tax from 5.5 percent to 5 percent.

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Statewide News
7:06 am
Thu January 3, 2013

Court Ruling Clears Ohio To Pen Medicaid Contracts

Ohio is prepared to move forward with certain Medicaid contracts after an appellate court ruled in the state's favor in a lawsuit that had blocked officials from signing the agreements.

Amerigroup Corp. had sued the state, claiming the contract application process was flawed. The insurer was not among the top scorers.

The contract winners will provide health care services to 1.6 million Ohioans on Medicaid. The contracts provide billions in government work to the winning companies.

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Politics
8:46 am
Wed December 5, 2012

Ohio Advocates Worry About Medicaid In Fiscal Cliff Talks

A group of governors from both major political parties met with President Obama and other White House officials today, to talk about the impact the so-called “fiscal cliff” could have on states. And as Statehouse correspondent Karen Kasler reports, it’s something the governor and advocates from across the political spectrum have been worried about as well.

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