States Urged to Expand Medicaid With Private Insurance

WASHINGTON — The White House is encouraging skeptical state officials to expand Medicaid by subsidizing the purchase of private insurance for low-income people, even though that approach might be somewhat more expensive, federal and state officials say. Ohio and Arkansas are negotiati
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DAYTON DAILY NEWS: YOUNG AND HEALTHY WILL LIKELY PAY HIGHER PREMIUMS DUE TO AGE RATING

An article in the Dayton Daily News finds an “irony of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act is that if you’re young and healthy, [you’re] likely to end up paying higher premiums for individual health insurance than someone who is old and frail or with high-cost medical
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Ohio selects new contracts for Medicaid program

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ohio has picked managed care organizations for new state Medicaid contracts that will provide health care services for more than 1.5 million poor and disabled people. Read More..
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26-, 27-year-olds may face insurance gap

Most Ohioans with private health insurance work for companies that are exempt from a state law that lets workers keep adult children on their health plans until they turn 28. Read More..
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Law clarifies county wellness programs

A new state law allows Franklin County to reactivate its wellness programs in hopes of lowering health-care costs paid by taxpayers. Legislation signed by Gov. John Kasich in late December clears up what some county prosecutors said was cloudy language regarding whether counties can c
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