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Kasich carries Obamacare dichotomy to Maryland

By   /  April 20, 2016  /  Health Care, Maryland, National, News, Ohio, Politics & Elections  /  No Comments

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John Kasich’s presidential campaign arrived in Maryland minus the pretense that he would fully repeal the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

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Ohio Medicaid expansion costs top $7.5 billion

By   /  April 19, 2016  /  Health Care, News, Ohio, Politics & Elections  /  No Comments

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Ohio Medicaid expansion costs sailed farther past Gov. John Kasich’s projections in March, as total spending on the program crested the $7.5 billion mark.

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How many Ohio Medicaid expansion enrollees have jobs?

By   /  April 15, 2016  /  Health Care, News, Ohio  /  No Comments

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Critics of Ohio Gov. John Kasich’s push to expand Medicaid to childless, able-bodied, working-age adults warned the policy would be a disincentive to work.

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Robotics competition spans school-choice options

By   /  April 13, 2016  /  Education Blog, Ohio  /  No Comments

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A team of Dayton, Ohio, students has qualified for a robotics world championship after designing, building, and operating a robot. The team spans educational options in the Dayton area, with two students from a charter school, one each from two local district high schools, and a home-school student. They now move on to the world championships […]

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Gov. Kasich talks up Obamacare during State of the State speech

By   /  April 8, 2016  /  Health Care, News, Ohio  /  No Comments

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Gov. John Kasich’s Medicaid expansion promotional tour made a pit stop in Ohio when Kasich visited for his annual State of the State speech Wednesday.

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Ohio STEM school sees record number of applications

By   /  April 4, 2016  /  Education, Education Blog, Ohio  /  No Comments

SUGGESTIONS, PLEASE: With the New Mexico lottery scholarship program on shaky financial footing, lawmakers are debating whether to use taxpayer dollars as a long-term solution.

“The buy-in from the staff, the parents and the students is really what has driven this,” said Joshua Jennings, founding director. “The number one reason students want to attend is not so much the programming as it is the culture that we’ve created in our school and that’s really exciting to see.”

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