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Center for Community Solutions

Dan Skinner talks with Loren Anthes, who is the William C. and Elizabeth M. Troyhaft Chair in Health Planning at the Center for Community Solutions, and leads Community Solutions’ Center for Medicaid Policy. He's also a lecturer at Ohio University's Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine, located on the Cleveland campus.

State data shows a flat overall death rate from all causes so far this year in 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.

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An annual survey by the Ohio Domestic Violence Network finds 81 Ohioans died in 60 domestic violence confrontations during the 12-month period ending June 30, including 53 victims and 28 perpetrators. 

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The federal government says Ohio can join the eight other states that have been given permission to impose work requirements on people in Medicaid expansion.

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Ohio receives more than 727 million dollars from the federal government each year to help the state's poorest families. 

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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.

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U.S. House Democrats say majority Republicans up for re-election next year will face a public backlash if they vote to approve a GOP health care bill today.

The proposed repeal of the Affordable Care Act could cost Ohio up to 8.5 billion dollars over the next eight years, according to a new study by a statewide research group.

A statewide think tank that studies health, education and economic issues is presenting data on Ohioans directly to state lawmakers.

The Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission expects central Ohio’s 65 and older population to double over the next three decades.

A new Ohio Department of Health report shows an increase in the state's infant mortality rate, with African-American babies dying at a rate approaching three times that of caucasians.

2016 marks the 35th anniversary of the start of the nation's H-I-V/AIDS epidemic.

A new study shows state health care spending on the aging population could cause budgetary problems in the future.

Differing Explanations For Drop In Welfare Assistance

Oct 13, 2014

The state’s cash welfare program has sent out half as many checks to Ohio families than it did three and a half years ago.

Supporters of Medicaid Expansion Delay Decision On Ballot Issue

May 8, 2013

Supporters of extending Medicaid coverage to more low-income Ohioans say they plan to hold off until July further work on putting the issue on the statewide ballot.