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A new report from Georgetown University shows the number of uninsured Ohio children rose by 28 percent from 2016 to 2018. 

Nearly half a million more children were uninsured in 2018 than in 2017, according to data out Tuesday from the U.S. Census Bureau. The drop stems primarily from a decline in the number of children covered by public programs such programs as Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program.

The U.S. poverty rate declined slightly last year, but finally fell below the 2007 level, right before the Great Recession pushed millions of Americans out of work and into financial distress.

The improving economy was a key factor in the decline. The U.S. Census Bureau noted in its annual report on income and poverty that there were 2.3 million more full-time, year-round workers last year and that median earnings for all such workers rose by more than three percent.

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Ohio's Medicaid enrollment has dropped by more than 250 thousand in the past two years. It's unclear whether those people now have other health coverage or are no longer insured. 

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Nearly half of the 25 vetoes that Governor Mike DeWine issued when he signed the two-year state budget deal with health care and Medicaid, which is the state’s largest program.

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The Trump administration is moving forward with a wave of new rules and regulations that would make it more difficult for low-income Americans — especially those in families that include non-citizens — to get government aid. NPR detailed many of the proposals in June, but there have been several developments since then.

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A US District Court judge has thrown out Medicaid work requirements in two states, saying they are arbitrary and capricious.  

For a second time in nine months, the same federal judge has struck down the Trump administration's plan to force some Medicaid recipients to work to maintain benefits.

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As of last Friday, the state has federal permission to require 20 hours of work per week for many non-disabled people on Medicaid.

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The state is suing a company that managed prescription benefits for the Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation, seeking to recover nearly 16 million dollars in alleged overcharges. 

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March 15 was the deadline for Governor Mike DeWine to release his two-year budget.

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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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A backlog in processing applications for Ohio Medicaid eligibility continues to delay health care and cause financial difficulties for providers. 

Child poverty in the U.S. could be cut in half over the next 10 years with a few simple steps, according to a new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine.

Ohio is among 15 states asking the federal government for permission to impose work requirements on Medicaid recipients. 

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Federal authorities say six people have been indicted in a 48 million dollar Medicaid fraud scheme. 

Last September, the Trump administration unveiled a controversial proposal — a policy that, if implemented, could jeopardize the legal status of many immigrants who sign up for some government-funded programs, including Medicaid.

Ohio Governor John Kasich leaves office next week. His tone has changed dramatically, as he’s worked to accomplish his goals and create a national profile as a Trump critic and a promoter of bipartisan compromise. 

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The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to hear a case brought by Republican-led states that were seeking to defund Medicaid funding for Planned Parenthood and other organizations that provide women's reproductive health services.

After years of steady decline, the number of U.S. children without health insurance rose by 276,000 in 2017, according to a Georgetown University report released Thursday.

A federal grand jury has indicted a central Ohio doctor on charges related to a health care fraud scheme that included marketing unnecessary prescription creams in low-income neighborhoods and billing Medicaid for millions of dollars. 

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Records obtained by the Associated Press show the state did not hesitate to spend the first round of federal funding targeting the opioid crisis, unlike other states, to expand Medicaid. 

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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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