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Ohio

Kasich Officially Refuses to Implement Obamacare Exchange

Ohio Governor John Kasich made official his administration’s refusal to create a Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) exchange in Ohio, deferring to the federal government. With a November 16 letter to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Kasich limited the burdens the law commonly referred to as Obamacare will impose on Ohioans. […]

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Ohio

Obamacare Will Increase Costs, Limit Choice in Ohio

President Obama’s Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) will increase health insurance premiums, slash Medicare benefits, and cause fewer doctors to accept Medicare patients, according to conservative Forbes health care blogger Avik Roy. Roy reviewed a number of nonpartisan studies into the likely outcomes of PPACA – commonly referred to as Obamacare – as […]

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Ohio

Kasich Administration Will Not Create Ohio Obamacare Exchange

Ohio Department of Insurance Director Mary Taylor announced today that Ohio will not create a health insurance exchange as directed by President Obama’s Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, the law commonly referred to as Obamacare. In a press call following the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision upholding most of the law, Taylor — who also […]

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Ohio

No Obamacare Exchange in Ohio, Pending Supreme Court Decision

Lieutenant Governor and Director of the Ohio Department of Insurance Mary Taylor provided the following statement to Media Trackers Ohio regarding implementation of a health insurance exchange compliant with Obamacare, which is officially known as the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA): The Governor and I support repealing Obamacare in order to give states […]

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Ohio

Ohio Officials Delay State’s Obamacare Exchange

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) — commonly known as “Obamacare” — requires state health insurance exchanges, which the federal government will attempt to implement in states that have not complied by January 2014. To the dismay of ACA supporters, the Ohio Department of Insurance (ODI)  has delayed creating Ohio’s exchange for so […]