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Richard Cordray, the Democrat running for Ohio governor, laid out his health care plan in Cleveland on Tuesday.

Mike DeWine and Richard Cordray
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Ohio’s governor race has put a spotlight on Medicaid expansion, which provides health insurance for some 700,000 Ohioans. Now the debate as turned to who’s actually in that population.

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It’ll be at least a week before the state will release a full report it commissioned on how much it’s paying its pharmacy benefit managers compared with how much those pharmacy benefit managers are paying out to pharmacies for drugs for Medicaid recipients.

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A state auditor's report looking at the impact of the opioid crisis on state Medicaid spending shows the number of Ohio Medicaid recipients with an opioid-related diagnosis quadrupling from 2010 to 2016.

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On Sunday, the state will officially move providers of behavioral health services for low-income Ohioans into Medicaid managed care.

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A new audit commissioned by Ohio’s Medicaid program shows that there’s a nearly 9 percent differential between what the state pays the two companies managing Medicaid pharmacy benefits and what those companies pay pharmacies for those drugs.

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In two weeks, mental health and addiction services for low-income Ohioans will be moved into Medicaid managed care. Many behavioral health and family services providers say this huge change is straining their finances. But the group that represents Ohio’s health insurers says the move can’t be delayed.

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Tax cuts and immigration – two issues that promise to define Ohio’s U.S. Senate race – moved to center stage this week.

A new study shows that since 2008, more white people in the United States oppose welfare programs, in part because of increasing "racial resentment."

One of the reasons for this opposition, according to the report, is white Americans' perceptions that they might be losing their financial and social status while people of color make gains in those areas.

Indianapolis health researchers hope the results of a new study will encourage policymakers to support nationwide Medicaid expansion.

State Senator Dave Burke
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The state is moving mental health and addiction services for low-income Ohioans into Medicaid managed care by July 1, but providers say this huge redesign is straining their finances and could shut them down. But a key lawmaker involved in legislation relating to this redesign says it’s unlikely to be delayed.

Ohio Rep. Joyce Beatty says the aligations against President Trump are the most serious to date.
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Ohio's Democratic congressional delegation wants Gov. John Kasich to rescind a proposal for imposing new work requirements on Medicaid expansion recipients.

A plan to exempt some Ohio counties from proposed new work requirements for Medicaid recipients is coming under fire from a Cleveland think tank.

Many people who receive Medicaid in Ohio could soon have to work at least 20 hours a week to receive the government health insurance. The Ohio Department of Medicaid is waiting for federal approval of the plan.

But under the state’s proposal, people in counties with high unemployment would fall under a special exemption.

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Ohio has submitted its application to the federal government for permission to impose work requirements on 36,000 Medicaid recipients. That represents about 5 percent of people covered under Medicaid expansion.

President Trump quietly signed an executive order Tuesday, directing federal agencies to strengthen the work requirements for various welfare programs. The move could eventually affect recipients of Medicaid, food stamps, housing assistance and cash welfare.

The administration argues that despite low unemployment — just 4.1 percent last month — enrollment in various government assistance programs remains high, years into the economic recovery.

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