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Seven indicted for healthcare fraud

In Ohio, a five-count indictment charges seven people and a Florida-based company in a multi-million dollar healthcare fraud case. 

Medicaid expansion faces roll-back in Ohio

Ohio's Medicaid expansion may not last, University Hospitals Chief Executive Tom Zenty told a Cleveland audience recently, reports  Kaiser Health News. 

Ohio Medicaid surpluses may be short-lived

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 launches website to enroll consumers into expanded Medicaid

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.

Ohio Republicans sue over Medicaid expansion

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.

Study claims Ohio economy would do better without Medicaid expansion

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.

4 populous states that have yet to expand Medicaid

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.

Study: Ohio Medicaid costs would surge without expansion

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.

Ohio officials won't promote health exchanges

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.

Hospitals should buy uninsured coverage through exchanges

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.