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What happens next week when Ohioans access the healthcare exchanges?
Critic and Lt. Gov. Taylor predicts problems; supporter says she's ignoring the millions of Ohioans without insurance
by WKSU's STATEHOUSE CORRESPONDENT JO INGLES


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Ohio Lt. Gov. Mary Taylor has criticized the federal healthcare overhaul since it’s inception. And she says she wouldn’t be surprised if the federal website crashes when Ohioans get their first chance next week to sign up for insurance.

She says her office has had problems with the website in the past. And she maintains that Ohioans will find only limited choices when they shop for insurance on the new exchanges.

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“There will be less choice. In Ohio we had 60 companies in the private market selling insurance. We have 12 on the individual exchange so there will be less choice. From a company perspective, we know that Aetna and United are not selling on the exchange, two of Ohio’s largest carriers.”

But Cathy Levine, with the Ohio Consumers for Health Care Coverage says it’s important to remember more than a million Ohioans have no health insurance now, primarily because they can’t afford it.

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“The point is that people who today do not have access to affordable coverage will have access and many choices on the health exchange.”

Levine says there may be bugs at first, but she notes Ohioans have until the middle of December to sign up for coverage.

Jo Ingles extended story as Ohio preps for the health-care overhaul: 
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