In Ohio, a five-count indictment charges seven people and a Florida-based company in a multi-million dollar healthcare fraud case.
Ohio's Medicaid expansion may not last, University Hospitals Chief Executive Tom Zenty told a Cleveland audience recently, reports Kaiser Health News.
Hospitals in Columbus, Ohio with Medicaid surpluses may lose them under the Affordable Care Act and a round of reimbursement cuts, according to a report by Carrie Ghose for the Columbus Business First.
Ohio officials launched a new website that will help enroll consumers into its newly expanded Medicaid program. The website, Benefits.Ohio.gov, determines whether consumers are eligible for Medicaid, reported the Columbus Dispatch.
Six Republican members of the Ohio General Assembly have sued to challenge Gov. John Kasich's expansion of Medicaid under healthcare reform, arguing that it requires legislative approval, Reuters reports.
A study issued by a right-of-center think tank makes a case for Ohio opting out of the Medicaid expansion as part of the Affordable Care Act and instead encouraging poor residents to purchase subsidized insurance through the state's insurance exchange.
Although Michigan recently passed legislation to expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act, several populous states in the Midwest and elsewhere have yet to do so.
Ohio is the most populous state whose leadership has yet to decide whether to fully embrace the Affordable Care Act. It stands to lose money if it doesn't expand its Medicaid program, reported the Cincinnati Enquirer.
As several states and the federal government ramp up their efforts to educate the public about healthcare reform and promote the law's health insurance exchanges, Ohio officials are choosing an opposite approach--doing nothing.
That the bulk of the Affordable Care Act will be enacted with millions of poor Americans shut out of an expanded Medicaid program is starting to toll on the consciences of some of the people who helped make that possible.