Health Care

In the weeks and months following May 4, 1970, life for Kent State students changed completely. The university responded to the shootings by halting on-campus classes and creating a type of pre-Internet distance learning for students, and students and faculty had to change the way they learned and taught.

The students were, of course, emotionally changed by the experience as well, and the approach to mental health care at the time was quite different than today. 

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Thousands of retirees in the state's largest pension fund will see changes to their health care benefits. The leaders of the Members of the Ohio Public Employees Retirement System have voted to change the way retirees receive health care, and a portion of those would have to find their own plan. 

The change eliminates what's known as the group plan for OPERS retirees under 65 and will instead give them a stipend for their own plan.

Retirees over the age of 65 on Medicare will receive less aid intended to fill in the gaps in coverage.

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Ohio’s Congressional delegation is sending a new face to Washington but will remain dominated by 12 Republicans over just four Democrats. One district where Democrats thought they had a chance to turn the district blue remained with the incumbent. 

In the 14th district covering the northeast corner of the state Republican incumbent Dave Joyce won by 11 percentage points. His short response on Twitter was simply, “I am truly honored to have the opportunity to continue to serve #OH14.” And he thanked his supporters.

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Rich Cordray and Mike DeWine tussled over health care, drug possession laws and support for local government in their third gubernatorial debate Monday night. 

Democratic candidate Rich Cordray and Republican Mike DeWine revisited several disagreements in their 60-minute debate at Cleveland State University, their final one before voting begins.

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Massillon City Council closed the door Monday on making a deal with the City’s original choice to operate Affinity hospital, but it didn’t lock it. 

Two weeks ago Massillon Mayor Kathy Catazarro Perry named Paramount Matrix Healthcare as the city’s choice to run the Affinity facility, which closed in March.

Other bidders upped their offers prompting Council to delayed authorizing legislation to finalize the deal with Paramount in order to get more information.

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The Democrat running for governor in November laid out his health care plan.

Former Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Chief Richard Cordray said his is three-part health care plan keeps Medicaid expansion intact, reduces costs and provides reliable coverage.

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A new study finds Ohio’s workforce overall is lacking qualifications for some of the most in-demand jobs. Team NEO has created its second Aligning Opportunities Job Report to better define the needs of the job market in the state.

Jacob Duritsky, vice president of strategy and research at Team NEO, believes this research is the first step in making the region more competitive.

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Gov. John Kasich joined a democratic and an independent governor at a press conference in Washington to push for healthcare reform.

Kasich, along with Colorado Democrat John Hickenlooper and Alaska Independent Bill Walker rolled out a seven-page document laying out possible fixes for Obamacare.

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CHILDREN'S HEALTH INSURANCE PROGRAM

A program that helps working families in Ohio afford health care for their children with serious medical conditions is in limbo. 

Office of Health Transformation Director Greg Moody says Congress has not re-authorized money for CHIP, the Children's Health Insurance Program that provides health care for 220,000 Ohio kids. He says without that federal money, the program would strain the state’s budget.

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As the Senate continues debate on its controversial tax plan, Ohio’s Sherrod Brown is pushing for an answer to funding for children’s healthcare.

Last month, Congress failed to renew funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Plan or CHIP. In Ohio, the program is administered for children through Medicaid.

Brown says because states are beginning to run out of money for CHIP, some are prepared to shut down this lifeline.

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For the first time since lawmakers required it in the budget, Gov. John Kasich’s administration made a trip to the Ohio Statehouse to ask a panel of legislators to release hundreds of millions of dollars to fund Medicaid

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