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The debate over how many people would lose health insurance under the Republican health care overhaul and its impact on the budget deficit obscures one of the major and most far-reaching effects of the proposal: sweeping changes to Medicaid.

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Ohio Governor John Kasich says he opposes the repeal of the Affordable Care Act proposed by Congressional Republicans because too many residents will lose coverage.

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.

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Both of Ohio's US Senators were concerned about what would happen to the 700 thousand Ohioans enrolled in Medicaid through the Affordable Care Act if the law was repealed.

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Ohio Governor John Kasich is spending the weekend in Washington D.C.

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Ohio Governor John Kasich says he supports repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act but thinks a plan floated by Congressional Republicans to phase out the expanded Medicaid program is a "very bad idea."

Ohio Public Radio

A new report from a group representing 15 health insurers in Ohio says managed care is saving Medicaid millions of dollars.

Ohio Public Radio

Ohio Governor John Kasich released his two year, 66.9 billion dollar state budget proposal yesterday.

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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Ohio's Governor and two U.S. Senators are weighing in on plans by Congressional Republicans and the incoming Trump administration to repeal the Affordable Care Act.

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The Kasich administration is reporting the state's 2014 Medicaid expansion resulted in a host of health and financial benefits for poor Ohioans.

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.

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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.

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

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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.

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