Ohio House Speaker Bill Batchelder says his Republican colleagues have concerns about the expense of expanding Medicaid, though he has yet to discuss with them whether the state should increase coverage.
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.
Ohio Governor John Kasich chaired the U.S. House budget committee in the mid 1990s.
State child welfare officials are launching a one million dollar study to determine whether anti-psychotic drugs are being over-prescribed for kids on Medicaid, especially those in foster care.
State health officials say a Franklin County judge has dismissed a lawsuit seeking to block implementation of certain Medicaid contracts.
It's being called the largest health care fraud settlement in US history, and Ohio may get millions of dollars as a result. Statehouse correspondent Bill Cohen reports.