Supporters of the Affordable Care Act protest outside the Supreme Court in 2015. [Jacquelyn Martin/The Associated Press] When Republicans used a GOP tax bill to kill a provision in the 2010 health-care law requiring most Americans buy health insurance . . .
The Ohio Statehouse [Brooke LaValley/Columbus Dispatch] Ohio House Speaker Larry Householder After jettisoning a controversial Medicaid change, the Ohio House gave broad, bipartisan support to a new two-year, $68.9 billion operating budget Thursday that includes a tax cut for . . .
CLEVELAND, OH – The Center for Community Solutions’ President and Executive Director, John Corlett, has issued the following statement in response to today’s Federal Approval of Ohio’s Medicaid Waiver. Corlett is a former Medicaid Director for the State of Ohio. “According to the State . . .
Ohio Senate Bill 60 would require Medicaid expansion recipients to pay for premiums on a sliding-scale basis and have to make some co-payments on medical services. (Elaine Thompson) COLUMBUS, Ohio – A new bill in the Ohio Senate would . . .
Some policy analysts maintain more transparency is needed about the effectiveness of the Ohio Benefits online portal. (benefits.oh.gov) Ohio – With efficiency in mind, Ohio recently modernized the enrollment process for some public assistance programs. However, a new examination . . .
One in 10 households with seniors (age 60+) participated in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), on average each year between 2012–2016. This is according to U.S. Census Bureau data analyzed in interactive tools released today by the Food Research . . .
Real estate agents, CPAs and firefighters are part of the expanded list of professions now required to report when they suspect a case of elder abuse. New requirements begin today that broaden the definition of a mandatory reporter to pull . . .
Ohio’s fund to help the poor is rich. More than 20 years after Ohio imposed work requirements on welfare recipients and limited cash assistance to 36 months, caseloads have plunged to historic lows, helping the state’s Temporary Assistance to Needy . . .
Mulvaney advocates for combining Education and Labor Departments (Photo: Susan Walsh/The Washington Post) White House budget director Mick Mulvaney on June 21 introduced a government reorganization plan to combine the Departments of Labor and Education. The White House on . . .
Medical professionals hold a conference regarding a patient, January 2013. (Getty/Los Angeles Times/Allen J. Schaben) OVERVIEW State payment and delivery system reforms in Maryland, Massachusetts, Oregon, and Arkansas have been promising. Introduction and summary Although the national health care . . .
AP/Robert F. BukatyIn this March 27, 2017, photo Sunny Larson, left, and Zak McCutcheon pick produce while gathering provisions to take home at the Augusta Food Bank in Augusta, Maine. Budgets, it is often said in Washington, are moral . . .
The percentage of Ohio children and adults covered by Medicaid in rural areas and small towns grew between 2009 and 2015. (Pixabay) A new report underscores the importance of Medicaid in ensuring rural Ohio families have access to the . . .
Ohio is among the ten worst states in the nation for food insecurity, with over 457,000 Ohioans over age 60 at risk for hunger, and senior visits to Ohio food pantries up 20 percent in just the past four years. . . .
Hunger is an urgent and growing problem among older adults in Ohio, with a 20 percent increase in the number of seniors turning to the emergency food network in 2016. Unfortunately, state and federal spending on senior-specific nutrition programs, like . . .
The House Republican plan to replace Obamacare would reduce deficits by $119 billion but increase the number of Americans without health insurance by 23 million over the next decade, concluded a report released Wednesday by the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office. . . .
An estimated 84 percent of SNAP households have children, seniors or people with disabilities. (USDA/Flickr) President Donald Trump’s proposed budget – according to many advocates for the poor – would make Americans weaker, sicker and hungrier. The $4.1 trillion . . .
Editor’s note: We’ve all heard of the great divide between life in rural and urban America. But what are the factors that contribute to these differences? We asked sociologists, economists, geographers and historians to describe the divide from different angles. . . .
Meals on Wheels provide home-delivered meals for homebound older adults via locally administered programs. According to Meals on Wheels America, these programs receive about 35 percent of their funding from the federal government through the Older Americans Act. As the . . .
Donald Trump’s first budget may go nowhere in Congress, but it laid down a gauntlet more direct than the president’s bluntest tweets: The federal government will be far smaller, and even the pet projects of the states that sent him . . .