Center for Community Solutions Medicaid Hot Button Issue In State Budget By Ohio Public Radio • Jul 10, 2017 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. Study Shows GOP Health Care Bill Would Adversely Impact Rural Ohio By Jim Letizia & Associated Press • May 4, 2017 flickr.com 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. Report: Repealing ACA Could Cost Ohio Billions By Ohio Public Radio • Mar 13, 2017 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. Think Tank Packages Census Data By District For Lawmakers By Ohio Public Radio • Feb 27, 2017 A statewide think tank that studies health, education and economic issues is presenting data on Ohioans directly to state lawmakers. Columbus Is Age-Friendly, But Older Residents Have Concerns By Mike Foley • Feb 1, 2017 The Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission expects central Ohio’s 65 and older population to double over the next three decades. State's Infant Mortality Rate Is Up; Franklin County's Rate Is Down By Jim Letizia & Associated Press • Nov 17, 2016 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. CDC Estimates One Thousand Ohioans Will Contract HIV This Year By Jim Letizia • Feb 9, 2016 2016 marks the 35th anniversary of the start of the nation's H-I-V/AIDS epidemic. Study Shows Aging Population Could Blow Big Hole In State Budget By Ohio Public Radio • Oct 27, 2014 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 By Ohio Public Radio • 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 By Associated Press & Ohio Public Radio & Jim Letizia • 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.