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State Auditor David Yost says he's backing a bill designed to help the state recover money spent on fraudulent payments to Medicaid providers. 

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A bipartisan group of governors says the two parties can and should work together to improve the nation's health care system. 

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The Trump administration is encouraging states to require "able-bodied" Medicaid recipients to work or volunteer in order to keep their health insurance coverage.

On Thursday, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, which is part of the Department of Health and Human Services, issued new guidelines for states that want some adults to work in exchange for the health insurance coverage.

There are as many as 170 thousand Ohioans who abuse or are addicted to opioids, according to a recent study from Ohio State University’s Swank Program in Rural-Urban Policy.

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Time is running out for Congress to approve more funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program before the money dries up.

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The state Controlling board has approved the Ohio Medicaid director's request for 264 million dollars in funding needed to qualify for 638 million in federal matching funds for Medicaid. 

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There are renewed fears state lawmakers will freeze Medicaid expansion  now that latest GOP attempt to overhaul the Affordable Care Act has died.

As the nation has debated the GOP proposals to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, NPR member station reporters have been talking to people around the country about how the proposed changes in the health law would affect them.

Here are five of those stories:

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Republican Ohio Lieutenant Governor and 2018 gubernatorial candidate Mary Taylor now says she would end Medicaid expansion if elected to succeed Governor John Kasich. 

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

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An organization representing Ohio's large-city mayors wants Governor John Kasich to establish an emergency operations center to coordinate the state's response to the opioid crisis.

In the wake of congressional Republicans' failure to pass a health care bill, two governors from different parties are going to bring their own ideas to Washington.

The President's Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis is recommending the White House declare a national emergency.

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Republican U.S. Senators meet today to discuss the GOP’s latest bill repealing the Affordable Care Act.

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.

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16 opponents of the U.S. Senate Republican health care were arrested Friday outside of the Columbus offices of Republican U.S. Senator Rob Portman of Ohio.

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Majority Republicans in the Ohio House yesterday overrode 11 of Republican Governor John Kasich's vetoes of line items in the two-year state budget bill.

No corner of the health care system would be harder hit than Medicaid, the federal-state health insurance program for the poor, if Republican leaders in Congress round up the votes to repeal major portions of the Affordable Care Act.

GOP lawmakers have proposed winding down the Medicaid expansion that added 17 million people in 31 states and the District of Columbia under the ACA, and also eventually capping the program's spending per capita.

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Hundreds of advocates gathered at the Statehouse yesterday to rally against a vote that would freeze Medicaid enrollment next year.

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Ohio Governor John Kasich has once again stood against fellow Republicans in the Ohio Legislature to support a Medicaid expansion that now provides health insurance to 700 thousand low-income Ohioans.

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Ohio Governor John Kasich has until Friday night to sign the 65 billion dollar two-year state budget bill approved on Wednesday.

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Ohio's Republican-controlled legislature has approved a new two-year state budget that includes a freeze on Medicaid expansion enrollment next year.  

Medicaid is the government health care program for the poor.

That's the shorthand explanation. But Medicaid is so much more than that — which is why it has become the focal point of the battle in Washington to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare.

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Republican Ohio Governor John Kasich says the U.S. Senate needs to fix its version of a bill to overhaul the Affordable Care Act with bipartisan cooperation.

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A Democratic gubernatorial candidate is proposing a buy-in option making government health care benefits available to the public. 

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An Associated Press analysis shows Medicaid expansion accounted for 43 percent of total Ohio Medicaid spending on substance abuse and mental health treatment.

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The Ohio Senate has approved it's version of the two-year state budget bill.

Nevadans will find out this week whether their state will become the first in the country to allow anyone to buy into Medicaid, the government health care program for the poor and disabled.

Earlier this month, Nevada's legislature, where Democrats hold the majority, passed a "Medicaid-for-all" bill, and it's now on Republican Gov. Brian Sandoval's desk awaiting his signature or veto. If he does not act by Friday, it will automatically become law.

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The Senate has unveiled its version of the two-year state budget.

Republicans in both the House and the Senate are considering big cuts to Medicaid. But those cuts endanger addiction treatment, which many people receive through the government health insurance program.

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