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.

A new report by the Georgetown University Center for Children and Families shows major increases in the number of kids with health care coverage.

A federal appeals court has rejected a lawsuit that sought retroactive payment for assisted-living services for people on Medicaid.

Federal regulators have rejected a state request to charge new premiums to Ohioans on Medicaid.

A Hilliard couple who owns a home health care service awaits sentencing in a 1-million-dollar health care scheme.

The Ohio Attorney General's office says the state will get a portion of a large settlement with a major drug company.

Kasich Wants Some Medicaid Recipients To Pay More

Mar 30, 2016

Republican Governor John Kasich's administration is moving forward with plans to require more than 1 million low-income Ohioans to pay a new monthly cost for Medicaid or potentially lose coverage. 

The 22 states that didn't expand Medicaid eligibility as part of Obamacare last year saw their costs to provide health care to the poor rise twice as fast as states that extended benefits to more low-income residents.

It's a counterintuitive twist for those states whose governors, most Republicans who opposed the Affordable Care Act, chose not to accept federal funds to extend Medicaid to more people.

The 2015 Ohio Medicaid Assessment Survey shows uninsured rates for children and adults have fallen since 2012.

The Ohio Senate is considering a proposal in Governor John Kasich's state budget plan that would eliminate Medicaid benefits for certain pregnant women and others. 

More than 150,000 Ohio Medicaid beneficiaries who had their coverage dropped at the beginning of this year will now be reinstated. 

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A federal judge has ordered state officials to reinstate Medicaid benefits for plaintiffs in a lawsuit, while denying a request to expand benefits to others being terminated from the program. 

Ohio Governor John Kasich's administration says it's open to delaying a proposal that has sparked hours of legislative testimony from individuals with disabilities who fear it could limit their choice in picking the workers who tend to their basic needs at home.

State Medicaid director John McCarthy says roughly 61 thousand enrollees are poised to lose their coverage Saturday after failing to verify their eligibility as required by federal law. 

Medicaid expansion went into effect last year, and state lawmakers are concerned about how it will be funded after the federal government starts paying less than the full cost.

The biggest chunk of the state budget is Medicaid.

Certain Ohioans with disabilities or chronic conditions who get care at home through Medicaid could see a change in who helps them bathe, get dressed and tend to their basic needs. 

Ohio's high court has upheld a state legislative panel's vote to fund an expansion of Medicaid.

Nearly 12 Hundred Signed Up For Medicaid On Monday

Dec 10, 2013

Ohio is seeing an increase in online applications for Medicaid now that many low-income residents may sign up through a new website.

Low-income Ohioans can start signing up for Medicaid coverage online, along with those who are newly eligible under an expansion of the health program.

Ohio House Approves Medicaid Oversight Bill

Dec 5, 2013

Majority Republicans in the Ohio House have approved a bill to create a new oversight committee for Medicaid and take steps to limit the cost growth of the program for the poor and disabled.

Ohio Gets Share Of Settlement With Drug Maker

Nov 5, 2013

Ohio's Medicaid program will receive 52.7 million dollars from the newly-announced 2.2 billion dollar national settlement with Johnson & Johnson and a subsidiary.

State Rebids Medicaid Contracts

Jul 5, 2013

Many Ohioans on Medicaid will see a revamped program under new contracts with health plans taking effect this month.

Debate Over Medicaid Expansion In Ohio

Apr 29, 2013

Ohio’s lawmakers are studying ways to change Ohio’s Medicaid program so that it can operate efficiently under new federal standards.

Ohio Governor John Kasich is asking supporters of the state's food banks to help him convince his fellow Republicans in the Legislature to extend Medicaid coverage.

Athens County Leader Criticizes State Budget Plan

Mar 1, 2013

The head of the Athens County Job and Family Services agency says Governor John Kasich's decision to expand Medicaid is only part of what's needed.

Buckeye Community Health Plan says it will move its office from South 3rd Street Downtown to Easton Town Center and add 118 jobs in the next several months.

Tea Party To Back GOP Primary Challengers

Feb 26, 2013

Ohio Tea Party activists say they will back Republican candidates who challenge any GOP lawmakers voting for the expansion of Medicaid.

Medicaid Divides Kasich, Tea Party

Feb 22, 2013

Ohio's John Kasich is one of the nation's most conservative governors.

Lawmakers Hear More On Medicaid Expansion

Feb 15, 2013

An Ohio House committee Thursday heard more details of Governor John Kasich's plan to expand Medicaid under the federal health care law.