Posted on 01/08/18 by Katie Fallon in Basic Needs + Unemployment Insurance
A recent announcement from the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has paved the way for states to restrict their state Medicaid programs. CMS now allows states to make changes to certain aspects of the health care system using what is called a demonstration waiver. Waivers were initially meant to expand eligibility and improve service delivery. In November, CMS indicated it will prioritize waivers that focus on efficiency, innovation, and aligning Medicaid with private insurance, paving the way for waivers that can harm patients.
As a result, many states, including Wisconsin, Kentucky, Indiana and Maine, have proposed waivers that place... read more
Posted on 01/04/18 by Katie Fallon in Smart Transportation
In 2016, consumers, the federal government and California regulators sued the German automaker Volkswagen (VW) for allegedly manipulating emissions tests. As a settlement, $14.7 billion will be allocated to states. Ohio will receive $75 million... read more
Posted on 12/05/17 by Katie Fallon in Basic Needs + Unemployment Insurance
This year, Congress has repeatedly tried and failed to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and Medicaid expansion. Despite these unsuccessful attempts, the Trump administration is taking new steps to restrict health care. Last week,... read more
Posted on 11/14/17 by Katie Fallon in Basic Needs + Unemployment Insurance
Halloween is over, but Congressional Republicans are still trying to disguise gutting health care as tax "reform." If you had concerns about the many repeal and replace health care bills that failed earlier this year,... read more
Posted on 11/01/17 by Katie Fallon in Basic Needs + Unemployment Insurance
Health care open enrollment begins November 1st, 2017. Despite a year of confusing attacks and changes to the Affordable Care Act (ACA), it remains the law of the land. But, one of President Trump’s strategies... read more
Posted on 09/21/17 by Katie Fallon in Basic Needs + Unemployment Insurance
We can’t give up now.
We thought we stopped efforts to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act last month. We were wrong. The Graham-Cassidy proposal has gained steam and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell could... read more
Posted on 09/20/17 by Katie Fallon in Basic Needs + Unemployment Insurance
As the Cassidy-Graham bill poses the biggest threat to the Affordable Care Act to date, health care for thousands of Ohio school children also hangs in the balance.
Congress is on the brink of passing a... read more