News
News Home
Quick Bites
Exploradio
News Archive
News Channel
Special Features
NPR
nowplaying
On AirNewsClassical
Loading...
  
School Closings
WKSU Support
Funding for WKSU is made possible in part through support from the following businesses and organizations.

Lehmans

Greater Akron Chamber


For more information on how your company or organization can support WKSU, download the WKSU Media Kit.

(WKSU Media Kit PDF icon )


Donate Your Vehicle to WKSU

Programs Schedule Make A Pledge Member BenefitsFAQ/HelpContact Us
Health and Medicine


Counting down to Ohio's health insurance exchange
Advocates for the health insurance law look forward to implementation, but state is still stalling on it
by WKSU's STATEHOUSE BUREAU CHIEF KAREN KASLER


Reporter
Karen Kasler
 
In The Region:

Advocates for the federal health care law are celebrating the start of the countdown toward October 1 of next year, when 1.5 million uninsured Ohioans can start shopping at a health insurance marketplace called an exchange. But Statehouse correspondent Karen Kasler reports there’s still a lot of uncertainty about who will set up and run that exchange.

Counting down to Ohio's health insurance exchange

Other options:
Windows Media / MP3 Download (1:39)


(Click image for larger view.)

The state didn’t make any moves toward setting up a health insurance exchange before the US Supreme Court decision upholding the federal law requiring everyone obtain health insurance. Now Gov. John Kasich, who opposed the law, says is in the process of deciding who will run that exchange – the state or the federal government. 
“I’m really leaning towards the federal exchange for this reason – we can’t run our own exchange, it doesn’t reflect our values, we’d have to spend our money and we might get pre-empted.”

Advocates for the law say Ohio has a lot of low-income people without internet connections or unlimited cell minutes, and a lot of people who don’t read, speak or understand English well. And they estimate 77% of people who’ll be signing up with the exchange will have a high school diploma or less, and many will never have had insurance. Kathy Levine is with Ohio Consumers for Health Coverage. 
“Regardless of who runs the exchange in Ohio, our leaders have a responsibility to ensure that all Ohioans can get the information they need in a way they can understand it to make health insurance choices that work for them, their health status and their families.”

Ohio’s exchange will be up and running on October 1, 2013, and the state needs to notify the federal government of its plans for its health insurance exchange by November 16. Of course, that’s after the election, and several Republican candidates for office nationwide have vowed to repeal the Affordable Care Act, which requires those exchanges. 

Listener Comments:

The health care tax/mandate effects much more than health "care" - people have already noticed their premiums increasing/coverage decreasing, because of the mandated pre-existing conditions and insurance til 26 for children coverage.
Corporations are now required to file a 1099-MISC for any goods or services amounting to more than $600. per year - this - is - a burden, and more mandates on private businesses will more than likely be to come when this healthscare atrocity is in full effect.
People lucky enough to still have investments will see their taxes progressively raise heavily.
Many companies have been given waivers/exemptions for their support; crony capitalists also get handouts - they get in bed with the devil, because they will be mandated out of existence if they don't; - Looks like Kasich knows this.
Romney isn't the answer, although he has a history of caring about America(as does Kasich); judging by the efforts of this administration, they want to spread the wealth, which does -not- help America - the wealth will go to bureaucrats that will decide who does, and does not get "care" - they are not adequately outlining how a country in decline will pay for this massive entitlement, or that many people will be denied care, because the money won't be there to cover their care.
The IRS will take this huge tax from your check, and you'll get poor at best care - but junior will get medicine for his runny nose, because he can.
Obama's America 2016 movie describes his socialistic background - his mother, and the man that raised him were very socialistic.
Socialism is a lifestyle; Communism is a government - America may not be headed for Communism, but the media, and unions are backing this administration - which is two important factors to a totalitarian ruled state.
The media obviously isn't telling the whole story, the only way to find plausible answers is to search alternative resources.


Posted by: Socialists oppose Capitalism on October 2, 2012 4:10AM
Add Your Comment
Name:

Location:

E-mail: (not published, only used to contact you about your comment)


Comments:




 
Page Options

Print this page

E-Mail this page / Send mp3

Share on Facebook




Stories with Recent Comments

Nature and nourishment down by the river at the Metroparks' Merwin's Wharf
I love QUICKBITES! I look forward to it every week. One question: is it possible to include a link to the restaurant or store that you profile? Thanks!

Canton's proposed Timken-McKinley school merger is drawing spirited debate
From a sports opinion Varsity would have a lot more talent to choose from So Im sure varsity sports would improve.Also Timkens name would be much more published...

Canton school board will decide whether to merge high schools
I really hope we can save those jobs, usually we try to cut budgets but the demand is still the same. Then we look bad a year or two after the descion is made. ...

FirstEnergy wants PUCO guarantees on nuclear and coal prices
Would just comment that the plant has admitted the following (as reporting in the Akron Beacon Journal): "The utility has said it may have difficulty keeping t...

Mozzarella's easy when you have a way with curd
Hello, Where can I get such a heater that you have? Does it hold temperature that you set? What brand and model is it? Thank you in advance!! :)

Pluto: A healthy LeBron James is the key for the rocky Cavs
It's time to back our Cleveland professional teams through thick and thin. I've seen management, players and coaches come and go and it hasn't changed a thing. ...

Legal marijuana group offers new details about ballot issue
Americans feel as if they should have the right to decide on their own if and when it is or is not a responsible time to have a drink or smoke a joint. The fac...

The PUCO is assessing what happened in Akron's AT&T outage
not the first time for that steam pipe break... happened in the late 70's when the office was being converted to electronic switch ESS.. was a big mess then but...

The freeze of green-energy standards hurts Ohio wind and solar industries
What do we do at night and when the wind isn't blowing? Where does the power come from to back-up these renewable sources?

Gov. Kasich may still face budget battles with Ohio lawmakers
Governor Kasich continues to disappoint many of us who voted for him when he was elected Governor four years ago. It is way past time for charter schools to b...

Copyright © 2015 WKSU Public Radio, All Rights Reserved.

 
In Partnership With:

NPR PRI Kent State University

listen in windows media format listen in realplayer format Car Talk Hosts: Tom & Ray Magliozzi Fresh Air Host: Terry Gross A Service of Kent State University 89.7 WKSU | NPR.Classical.Other smart stuff. NPR Senior Correspondent: Noah Adams Living on Earth Host: Steve Curwood 89.7 WKSU | NPR.Classical.Other smart stuff. A Service of Kent State University