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The state auditor reviews Ohio's books and conducts efficiency audits of  thousands of units of state and local government. 

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The Ohio Department of Medicaid says it will continue to enforce a new rule requiring background checks of providers.

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Ohio Governor John Kasich remains concerned about the future of Medicaid expansion after he leaves office in five months. 

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One of Governor John Kasich's top department heads has resigned. Ohio Public Radio's Jo Ingles reports.

 

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The Republican gubernatorial candidate says he's had a plan to keep Medicaid expansion in the state. 

For the first time, Republican gubernatorial candidate Mike DeWine is clearly stating he would keep Medicaid expansion in the state. 

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Republican and Democratic gubernatorial candidates Mike DeWine and Rich Cordray have released plans for how to help children succeed. 

A state auditor's report looking at opioids' impact on Ohio's Medicaid program shows the number of recipients with an opioid-related diagnosis rose by 430 percent from 2010 to 2016. 

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Ohio Attorney General and Republican gubernatorial candidate Mike DeWine has released what he says is a plan to invest in Ohio's children, families and future. 

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The gubernatorial primary is the first election for statewide office since Ohio supported Donald Trump in 2016. 

State officials say most Ohioans covered under Medicaid expansion will remain insured without changes under new work requirements submitted to the federal government for approval.

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Republican Ohio Governor John Kasich says he's frustrated with the GOP but can bring the party back to its traditional principles. 

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State Auditor David Yost says he's backing a bill designed to help the state recover money spent on fraudulent payments to Medicaid providers. 

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A bipartisan group of governors says the two parties can and should work together to improve the nation's health care system. 

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The Trump administration is encouraging states to require "able-bodied" Medicaid recipients to work or volunteer in order to keep their health insurance coverage.

On Thursday, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, which is part of the Department of Health and Human Services, issued new guidelines for states that want some adults to work in exchange for the health insurance coverage.

There are as many as 170 thousand Ohioans who abuse or are addicted to opioids, according to a recent study from Ohio State University’s Swank Program in Rural-Urban Policy.

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Time is running out for Congress to approve more funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program before the money dries up.

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The state Controlling board has approved the Ohio Medicaid director's request for 264 million dollars in funding needed to qualify for 638 million in federal matching funds for Medicaid. 

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There are renewed fears state lawmakers will freeze Medicaid expansion  now that latest GOP attempt to overhaul the Affordable Care Act has died.

As the nation has debated the GOP proposals to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, NPR member station reporters have been talking to people around the country about how the proposed changes in the health law would affect them.

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Republican Ohio Lieutenant Governor and 2018 gubernatorial candidate Mary Taylor now says she would end Medicaid expansion if elected to succeed Governor John Kasich. 

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Republican Ohio Lieutenant Governor and 2018 gubernatorial candidate Mary Taylor has unveiled a set of health care proposals. 

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An organization representing Ohio's large-city mayors wants Governor John Kasich to establish an emergency operations center to coordinate the state's response to the opioid crisis.

In the wake of congressional Republicans' failure to pass a health care bill, two governors from different parties are going to bring their own ideas to Washington.

The President's Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis is recommending the White House declare a national emergency.

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Republican U.S. Senators meet today to discuss the GOP’s latest bill repealing the Affordable Care Act.

Nine of the 11 vetoes that state representatives voted to override in the state budget last week are related to Medicaid, though not the big veto on the plan to freeze Medicaid expansion enrollment next year.

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16 opponents of the U.S. Senate Republican health care were arrested Friday outside of the Columbus offices of Republican U.S. Senator Rob Portman of Ohio.

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Majority Republicans in the Ohio House yesterday overrode 11 of Republican Governor John Kasich's vetoes of line items in the two-year state budget bill.

No corner of the health care system would be harder hit than Medicaid, the federal-state health insurance program for the poor, if Republican leaders in Congress round up the votes to repeal major portions of the Affordable Care Act.

GOP lawmakers have proposed winding down the Medicaid expansion that added 17 million people in 31 states and the District of Columbia under the ACA, and also eventually capping the program's spending per capita.

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