Healthcare

Physician Assisted Suicide in Ohio

Feb 16, 2018
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Ohio lawmakers will consider a proposal by Senator Charleta B. Tavares to legalize physician-assisted suicide in Ohio. The bill is based off those from states such as Oregon and will allow an increase in options for terminally ill adults planning their end of life care.

Today, we take a look at what the bill would mean for Ohio and how similar laws work in six other states as well as the district of Columbia.

Physician Assisted Suicide in Ohio

Jan 30, 2018
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Ohio lawmakers will consider a proposal by Senator Charleta B. Tavares to legalize physician-assisted suicide in Ohio. The bill is based off those from states such as Oregon and will allow an increase in options for terminally ill adults planning their end of life care.

Today, we take a look at what the bill would mean for Ohio and how similar laws work in six other states as well as the district of Columbia.

Weekly Reporter Roundtable

Jul 31, 2017
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This week Ohio carried out its first lethal injection since executions were stopped in 2014 after a lethal injection caused an inmate to take an unusually long amount of time to die. In the recent execution, a new combination lethal injection drugs was used for the first time in Ohio which included midazolam, a sedative found in complicated executions in other states. 

Coming up, we're talking about executions in Ohio and the latest in state and national news with a panel of reporters. 

National Politics Roundtable

Jul 26, 2017
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The Senate voted to advance the floor debate to replace and repeal the Affordable Care Act. Senator John McCain returned to the floor to help the Republicans reach the needed 50 votes for the motion and Vice President Mike Pence cast the tie-breaking vote allowing the motion to pass. The debate on the repeal of Obamacare is now open with the contents of the final bill and whether it will pass or fail is still unknown. 

Coming up, we're talking about healthcare and the latest in national politics with a panel of reporters. 

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Pregnancy can comes with its risks and complications, but the maternal mortality rate in the U.S. is higher than any other developed country. According to ProPublica and NPR, 60 percent of these deaths could have been prevented.

Research points to several causes for why the pregnancy-related fatalities are rising. One issue lies in the healthcare system where there is more focus on babies and less focus on their mothers. 

This Wellness Wednesday we are talking about maternal mortality and Netflix's new movie "To the Bone." 

Weekly Reporter Roundtable

Jul 17, 2017
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Ohio Gov. John Kasich has spoken against the revised Senate health care plan because its cuts to Medicaid will leave too many residents without health insurance. In other news, Ohio Lt. Gov. Mary Taylor has announced her plan to run for governor in 2018 making her the fourth Republican candidate to enter the race. 

Join us today with guest host Mike Thompson discussing the Senate healthcare plan and the latest in state and national news with a panel of reporters. 

The American Health Care Act

May 9, 2017
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The American Health Care Act, a bill to potentially replace the Affordable Care Act, passed through the House last Thursday and is currently awaiting its fate in the Senate. The Republican health care bill would eliminate the individual mandate to buy health insurance, reduce the expansion of Medicaid, implement tax cuts and end income tax-based credits.

Join us today in discussing the effects the new healthcare bill will have if it's approved by the Senate. 

Gov. John Kasich speaking at a podium
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The White House is reportedly quietly restarting talks on health care reform, after the bill President Trump and Republicans back was pulled just hours before a vote on Friday. Gov. John Kasich said he was working on that issue too this week.

GOP Healthcare Bill

Mar 28, 2017
Congressman Paul Ryan of Wisconsin speaking at the 2013 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in National Harbor, Maryland.
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The GOP failed to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act with their own healthcare bill last week. Today we'll discuss what this means for the future of healthcare in Ohio and across the U.S., and whether or not this means an Obamacare repeal is off the table.

Guests:

Weekly Reporter Roundtable

Mar 27, 2017
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A new bill aiming to protect lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Ohioans from employment and housing discrimination was introduced by Rep. Nickie Antonio on Thursday. She hopes to finally push through legislation on an issue that has been historically ignored by Republicans in the Ohio House and Senate. Today we'll discuss this and the latest in Ohio and national news with a panel of reporters.

Medicaid Expansion Repeal

Mar 7, 2017
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Almost 1 million Ohioans receive health insurance through Medicaid, which was expanded back in 2014 under Gov. John Kasich. As congressional republicans are considering alternatives to the Affordable Care Act, nearly 700,000 of those people could lose their health insurance if Medicaid expansions are repealed. Today we'll discuss the future of Medicaid and what a repeal of the 2014 expansion would mean for Ohioans. 

Guests:

Trump's Speech Before Congress

Mar 1, 2017
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Last night President Donald Trump addressed a joint session of Congress for the first time since taking office. We'll sit down with a panel of guests to analyze his speech.

Guests:

Aging Ohio

Feb 24, 2017
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By the year 2040, the population of elderly people in Ohio is expected to grow by 50 percent, but the number of caregivers will not grow with it. This growing and diversifying age group has many implications on future policy regarding everything from economics to healthcare. Today we'll discuss what problems the aging population faces in central Ohio and what's being done to serve that community.

Aging Ohio

Feb 7, 2017
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By the year 2040, the population of elderly people in Ohio is expected to grow by 50 percent, but the number of caregivers will not grow with it. This growing and diversifying age group has many implications on future policy regarding everything from economics to healthcare. Today we'll discuss what problems the aging population faces in central Ohio and what's being done to serve that community.

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On Monday, December 12, a man who identifies himself as a nursing home resident, places a call to 911.

"9-1-1, where's your emergency?" the dispatcher asks. "Bryden Place Nursing Home," the man says.

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