Affordable Care Act

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.

The Ohio House has passed a bill requiring training and certification for a new group of professionals who will be available to guide consumers through the new health insurance exchange.

The deadline is just days away for Ohio to announce whether it will begin plans for a state-based health insurance exchange in compliance with the President's Affordable Care Act.  Ohio's Republican lieutenant governor insists the new federal health care law is flawed, but she says the state is moving forward with the overhaul.

Xavier continues to offer birth-control insurance coverage

Oct 29, 2012

A Catholic school that drew criticism when it announced plans to halt birth control insurance coverage is still offering it.

Despite some uncertainty about the future of the Affordable Care Act, Northeast Ohio healthcare providers and lawmakers have been talking with each other about plans for implementing the law in Ohio. WCPN's Anne Glausser attended one gathering and has this report.