WOSU News Archives For: October 16, 2013

HHS Chief: Health Overhaul Website Glitches Being Fixed

Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius
October 16, 2013

Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius says during a visit to her native Ohio that work is continuing to fix glitches that hampered the launch of the federal health care overhaul.

Lawmakers Advance Bill To Help Cleveland Kidnap Victims

Amanda Berry (left), Gina DeJesus (center), and Michelle Knight declined comment on the proposed legislation
October 16, 2013

A proposal offering cash reparations and other benefits to three women abducted and imprisoned in a Cleveland man’s home has cleared a divided Ohio House committee with several changes.

Senate President: Governor Likely Has Medicaid Expansion Votes

State lawmakers are scheduled to hear more details today about several other Medicaid proposals, including one bill that would expand the health care program.
October 16, 2013

Senate President Keith Fabor says Gov. John Kasich likely would not have brought Medicaid expansion to the Ohio Controlling Board if he didn’t have the votes.

School Board Head Says Extra Money Is Not Surplus

The 9.01 mil levy would mean about $400 in new annual property taxes for the average Columbus home.
October 16, 2013

The head of the Columbus Board of Education says she does not view revised budget numbers for the district to be a surplus.