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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


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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

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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
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