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A new study finds the number of uninsured Columbus residents will decline under the Affordable Care Act.

The Ohio Department of Insurance says people purchasing health coverage through the federal marketplace could see a 13 percent increase in average premiums next year.

Groups in Ohio who helped enroll residents in health plans through the federal insurance marketplace say in-person assistance was key to getting people to sign up, particularly minorities. 

Feds Release Ohio New ACA Enrollment Figures

May 2, 2014

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services says nearly 155 thousand Ohioans have signed up for health care coverage in the new insurance marketplace created under the Affordable Care Act.

Federal officials say close to 79,000 Ohioans have picked health plans in the new insurance marketplace created by President Barack Obama's health care law. 

Columbus Mayor Michael Coleman has launched an effort to get uninsured people signed up for health insurance coverage through the exchanges created under the Affordable Care Act.

Small businesses around Ohio are struggling to sort out the details of the Affordable Care Act. 

More Ohioans Sign Up For Health Insurance

Feb 13, 2014

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services says more than 60 thousand Ohioans have picked health insurance plans in the first four months of the new online marketplaces created by the federal health care law.

Feds Release Latest Ohio ACA Signups

Jan 14, 2014

Nearly 40 thousand Ohio residents have successfully picked health insurance plans through the new online marketplace created by the federal health care law.

A big deadline for the new federal health care law is coming up quickly.

Many Columbus city workers will get free medical services as part of their health plans starting next year.

Health Insurance Signups Increased In November

Dec 12, 2013

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services says nearly 57-hundred Ohioans chose healthcare plans in November through the federal online marketplace created by the federal health care law.

State insurance director Mary Taylor is giving guidance to companies who want to reissue health plans ticketed for cancelation under the federal health care law, following a recent change announced by the Obama administration.

Health Plan Changes Draw Different Reactions

Nov 15, 2013

President Obama's plan to allow health insurers to continue offering some plans that do not meet the standards of the Affordable Care Act is drawing mixed reaction in Ohio.

President Obama touted increased vehicle fuel efficiency for helping reduce reliance on foreign oil during a stop in Cleveland Thursday.

Feds Release Figures On Health Insurance Signups

Nov 14, 2013

Federal officials say nearly 12 hundred Ohio residents successfully picked health insurance plans last month through the new online marketplace under the federal health care law.

As the federal government shutdown continues, members of Congress are working to reach a deal. 

Help For Ohioans Navigating Healthcare Exchanges

Sep 30, 2013

Tuesday Oct 1 is the first day Ohioans can shop for health insurance on the new health care exchange under the federal affordable health care act.

Health insurance exchanges created under the federal health care law begin on October 1st. 

A new energy bill and a move to defund the federal health care law were the topics of a conference call Republican U.S. Senator Rob Portman of Ohio held with reporters Thursday.

Central Ohio Republican Congressman Steve Stivers says he opposes a shutdown of the federal government.

Health Care Advocates Question Ohio’s Navigator Rules

Aug 14, 2013

In preparation for the health care exchange element of the federal Affordable Care Act, the government will designate groups as navigators to help guide people through the system.

The federal government is preparing to implement more portions of the Affordable Care Act.

Supporters of the new federal health care law are blasting back at a new report from the state’s chief of insurance, who says premiums will be going up dramatically for Ohioans shopping on the new federally-run marketplace this fall.

Taylor Says Health Insurance Premiums Will Rise

Aug 2, 2013

State Insurance Director and Lieutenant Governor Mary Taylor says the average cost of health insurance will increase by 41 percent for individuals and 18 percent for small businesses who buy coverage through a new online marketplace created by the federal health care law. 

Debate Over Health Care Costs Continues

Jun 14, 2013

With the federal health insurance plan taking effect soon, there are a lot of cost projections being tossed around by state officials.

Sweeping changes are underway at Cincinnati-based Catholic Health Partners.

Health care experts are meeting in Columbus this week to discuss the impact of the federal health care law on Ohio children.

Cleveland Firm Harnesses Data For Healthcare Providers

Feb 25, 2013

The healthcare industry is undergoing huge changes as the Affordable Care Act introduces new business models that reward efficiencies.

Ohio To Allow Feds To Run Health Insurance Exchange

Feb 15, 2013

State officials are confirming their intentions to have the federal government run a health insurance exchange mandated by the federal health care law.

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