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Thousands of members of state's largest pension fund will see changes to their health care benefits. 

Sen. Elizabeth Warren says paying for "Medicare for All" would require $20.5 trillion in new federal spending over a decade. That spending includes higher taxes on the wealthy but no new taxes on the middle class.

The Democratic presidential candidate released her plan to pay for Medicare for All on Friday after being dogged for months by questions of how she would finance such a sweeping overhaul of the health care system. That pressure has been intensified by the fact that Warren has made detailed proposals a central part of her brand as a candidate.

The Trump administration is considering changing the way the government measures poverty, which has anti-poverty groups worried that many low-income individuals will be pushed off assistance programs such as food stamps, Medicaid and Head Start.

The possible change would involve adjusting the poverty line annually using a different inflation measure, one that would result in a slower increase over time.

A Columbus area couple has agreed to plead guilty to running a scheme involving prescriptions for city employees and first responders.

Federal officials will scrutinize whether Mount Carmel West hospital and Mount Carmel St. Ann's Hospital meet all conditions for Medicare participation. 

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Mount Carmel Health System says it has tightened policies and drug access in its pharmaceutical services to address problems that jeopardized Medicare funding. 

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The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services have notified Columbus-based Mount Carmel Health that Medicare will stop paying for care at two hospitals where 34 patients died after a doctor ordered excessive doses of fentanyl unless the system quickly submits a plan that meets the agency's approval. 

Pension changes could cost retired Ohio first responders their healthcare.  

Once again, Medicare is moving front and center in this fall's campaigns.

Throughout the election season, Democrats have been criticizing Republicans over votes and lawsuits that would eliminate insurance protections for pre-existing conditions for consumers.

But now Republicans are working to change the health care conversation with a tried-and-true technique used by both parties over the years: telling seniors their Medicare coverage may be in danger.

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Open enrollment for Medicare runs now through December 7  for Ohioans age 65 and older. 

USA Today published an opinion column by President Trump Wednesday in which the president falsely accused Democrats of trying to "eviscerate" Medicare, while defending his own record of protecting health care coverage for seniors and others.

The column — published just weeks ahead of the midterm elections — underscores the political power of health care to energize voters. But it makes a number of unsubstantiated claims.

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The Justice Department says a Dublin-based corporation has paid a record 75 million dollars to settle lawsuits stemming from alleged false claims about hospice patients.

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Republican Ohio Lieutenant Governor and 2018 gubernatorial candidate Mary Taylor has unveiled a set of health care proposals. 

The company that runs a Zanesville nursing home has been ordered to repay 129 thousand dollars fraudulently obtained from Medicare and Medicaid.

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

State officials are reminding Ohioans that they have until Dec. 7 to find Medicare coverage or switch plans under the government's program for seniors and the disabled. 

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.

Ohio has reached an agreement with the federal government on a plan aimed at better coordinating medical care for some of the state's sickest and most expensive patients.

Republican Vice Presidential candidate Paul Ryan criticized President Obama on U.S. trade with China during a campaign stop in Stark County Thursday.

Ryan Stumps In Oxford

Aug 16, 2012

Republican Vice Presidential candidate Paul Ryan attacked President Obama last night over Medicare during a speech at Miami University in Oxford on the same day the president defended his plans for the program.