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How much will health insurance cost Ohioans on the new exchanges?
New report provides range and estimates
Other noon headlines: Ohio execution, Cleveland schools, tea party in Ohioi and Indians.

by WKSU's M.L. SCHULTZE


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J.B. Silvers says competition is the key to health insurance numbers.
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  • Ohio estimates under the new health insurance exchanges
  • Ohio executes Harry Mitts for 1994 Garfield Heights murders
  • Cleveland schools chief will emphasize progress
  • Cleveland.com: Ohio tea party turns its attention to local school boards, councils
  • Indians hope for a high note to finish out the regular home season tonight
  • Ohio estimates under the new health insurance exchanges

    Health insurance premiums for Ohio families of four will be $768 a month, according to estimates for each state released by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services today.

    Because of tax credits, those families with an income of less than $50,000 will pay just $282. J.B. Silvers, a health economist with Case Western Reserve University says, even without the subsidy, the numbers look good.

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    “There are a lot of competitors, that’s really important and they’re offering lots of plans so the competition’s gonna be good. And they’ve been pretty aggressive. Depending on how you count it, they may look higher, but that’s because they have more in the package. They have to cover the essential benefits.”

    Part of the Affordable Care Act gets rid of low-cost plans that included very few benefits.

    Overall, Ohioans will have a choice of 46 plans. Nationally, the costs are lower and selection of plans greater than anticipated. The Health Insurance Marketplaces will open in each state beginning Tuesday.

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    Ohio executes Harry Mitts for 1994 Garfield Heights murders
    This morning, Ohio executed its third prisoner this year, a white man who spewed racial slurs before killing a black man and a police officer in Garfield Heights in 1994. Sixty-one-year-old Harry Mitts Jr. is the last prisoner Ohio is expected to put to death using a powerful sedative pentobarbital.The state’s supply of the drug is running out, and it plans to announce a new execution method next week.

    Mitts shot and killed the boyfriend of a neighbor, then shot three police officers who responded. He killed one. He claimed he had been drinking and was distraught over his divorce.

    Cleveland schools chief will emphasize progress
    Cleveland schools CEO Eric Gordon is delivering his state of the schools address today, and is expected to emphasize that, though the district failed to meet its own transformation goals, it is making some progress.

    Unlike other school districts in Ohio, Cleveland schools answer directly to the mayor and also report to state lawmakers, who passed a bill last year to give Cleveland more flexibility in operating its schools.

    According to state report cards released last month, Cleveland met its reading goals in just four of seven grades tested, and its math goals in just one of seven tested.  

    Cleveland.com: Ohio tea party turns its attention to local school boards, councils
    Tea party activists are acknowledging they’re having trouble finding primary challengers for Gov. Kasich and any of the GOP lawmakers who dominate state government.

    According to Cleveland.com, one of the most active tea party leaders in the state -- Tom Zawistowski of Portage County -- is acknowledging a dearth of challengers at the state level. But activists say they’re aiming for local offices such as city councils and school boards instead.

    Indians hope for a high note to finish out the regular home season tonight
    The Indians finish out their home series against the White Sox tonight – and their home season. They’re coming off a 5-4 win last night with walk-off home run by Jason Giambi. That put Cleveland a game over Texas for an wildcard spot and a game behind Tampa Bay. The top two wildcard teams in the American League will have a one-game playoff. 

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