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Advocates Make Final Push For Healthcare Sign-ups

The federal data shows that many Ohio residents obtaining coverage in the marketplace are older. Eighty-five percent of enrollees are getting financial help to pay their monthly premiums.
March 31, 2014

Health care advocates are holding their final enrollment events around Ohio as a key deadline under the federal law approaches.

About 17,000 Ohioans Apply Online For Medicaid

The state reports thousands of newly eligible Ohioans have signed up for Medicaid under Ohio's expanded program.
2, 2014

Ohio officials say they’ve received more than 17,000 applications from people seeking Medicaid health coverage through a new state website.

Ohio Supreme Court Upholds Medicaid Expansion

Ohio Supreme Court upholds Medicaid expansion
December 20, 2013

Ohio’s high court has upheld a state legislative panel’s vote to fund an expansion of Medicaid.

Ohio Lawmakers OK Bill Targeting Medicaid Growth

Ohio lawmakers approve a measure aimed at limiting Medicaid funding.
5, 2013

The Ohio Legislature has passed a bill to create a new oversight committee for Medicaid and take steps to limit the cost growth of the federal-state health program for the poor and disabled.

1,150 Ohioans Get Coverage Using Federal Exchange

More than 24,000 Ohio residents submitted paper or electronic applications for health coverage for more than 45,000 people, such as themselves, their spouses and children, the report by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services shows.
November 14, 2013

Federal officials said Wednesday that just 1,150 Ohio residents successfully picked health insurance plans last month through the new online marketplace created by President Barack Obama’s law.

Ohioans Can Enroll In Expanded Medicaid Next Month

Hundreds of thousands of Ohioans who are eligible for Medicaid under the state's recent expansion of the program can begin signing up in December.
13, 2013

The state says low-income Ohioans who are newly eligible for Medicaid under an expansion of the program can start signing up for health coverage next month.

Ohio Gets $52.7 Million Share Of Drug Settlement

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Ohio's Medicaid program receives a multi-million dollar share of a national settlement with Johnson & Johnson.
5, 2013

Ohio’s Medicaid program will receive $52.7 million through a national settlement with a pharmaceutical company. The $2.2 billion settlement announced Monday involves Johnson & Johnson, one of its subsidiaries, the federal government and several states.

Kasich Says ACA Rollout Has Shaken Confidence In Government

Gov. John Kasich (right) appeared opposite Kentucky's Democratic Governor Steve Beshear.
October 28, 2013

Gov. John Kasich appeared opposite Kentucky’s Democratic governor on NBC’s “Meet the Press” to talk about the Affordable Care Act’s effects on states.

Republican Lawmakers Say Medicaid Request May Violate State Law

Batchelder (right) has not said if he’ll change the Controlling Board’s lineup ahead of its Monday meeting.
October 17, 2013

More than 30 Republican state lawmakers have signed a letter saying Gov. John Kasich’s strategy for expanding Medicaid is contrary to the Ohio Constitution.

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.