Building on several past episodes exploring pharmaceutical access and pricing in Ohio, Dan talks with Loren Anthes of the Center for Community Solutions and Antonio Ciaccia of 46Brooklyn about a paper (PDF) Loren recently circulated offering policy options for Ohio.
The state is starting the process that will eventually require thousands of Ohioans to work 20 hours a week or lose their Medicaid benefits, after getting permission from the federal government earlier this year.
In this episode, Dan Skinner (@danielrskinner) interviews Jess Hardin (@jesslhardin), formerly of the Youngstown Vindicator, now with Mahoning Matters (@MahoningMatters), about her coverage of disorganized ambulance services in the Mahoning Valley.
Former Republican State Representative and current senate candidate Gene Krebs is calling for the creation of a state fund to help counties boost employment, fight opioid abuse and cover basic expenses.
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.