Ohio House Republicans embrace Obamacare expansion

By   /  April 23, 2015  /  Health Care, News, Ohio  /  No Comments

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Ohio House Republicans who campaigned against Obamacare have passed a budget containing $7 billion in Obamacare expansion spending.

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Ohio lawmakers show no inclination to stop budget-busting Obamacare expansion

By   /  April 22, 2015  /  Health Care, News, Ohio  /  No Comments

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Years of partisan maneuvering may be about to pay off for Ohio Gov. John Kasich’s budget-busting Obamacare Medicaid expansion.

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Watchdog Podcast: Code Blue — The Medicaid ‘doc fix’ that isn’t fixing much of anything

By   /  April 17, 2015  /  Federal Government, Finances, Health Care, Podcast, Watchdog Radio  /  No Comments


In this week’s episode, hosts Katie Watson and Jason Hart take a deep dive into the so-called “doc fix” bill approved by Congress last week. It’s not exactly fixing some of the underlying issues with Medicaid, which continues to be billions of dollars in the red, but at least it will put an end to annual fights over how doctors are reimbursed for their services.

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Ohio press ignores Obamacare expansion cost overruns

By   /  April 10, 2015  /  Health Care, News, Ohio  /  No Comments

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If you relied on Ohio’s legacy press, you’d have no idea Gov. John Kasich’s Obamacare Medicaid expansion is wildly over budget.

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Watchdog Podcasts: Code Blue — The alternatives to Obamacare

By   /  April 7, 2015  /  Budget and Spending, Federal Government, Health Care, Issues, Podcast, Watchdog Radio  /  No Comments


By Katie Watson and Jason Hart | Watchdog Radio
Code Blue is Watchdog Radio’s weekly look at heath issues, ranging from the latest public health debates to small government views on health care reform.
Medicaid and Medicare are breaking the budgets of states and the federal government, but there are other options out there. Is Obamacare the […]

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Don’t drink, don’t smoke: Illinois eyes bans on powdered alcohol and caffeine, e-cigs

By   /  April 1, 2015  /  Health Care, Illinois, News, State Budgets, State Government  /  No Comments

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Illinois lawmakers are close to banning — or partially banning — new versions of some of the most popular products on any convenience store shelf.

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