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Dr. Amy Acton, Ohio Department of Health director

Ohio Considering Statewide Protocols for Nurses, Doctors

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — Ohio Department of Health Director Dr. Amy Acton says the state could be looking at issuing protocols for all hospital staff in order to help preserve personal protection equipment or PPE. Ohio is trying to build up its supply of PPE, including masks that can now be cleaned for… Read More

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Survey: Americans Agree Health Care System Needs Fixing

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Americans are divided on lots of issues. But a new national survey finds that people across the political spectrum agree on at least one thing: Our health care system needs fixing. The “Hidden Common Ground” survey from Public Agenda, USA Today and Ipsos found that 92 percent of Americans say changes are needed. And a majority of… Read More

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Ohio Medicaid Seeks Ideas for Improving Patient Experiences

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – Ohio’s Medicaid department is asking for input from companies and organizations familiar with the program on how to improve the experience of patients. A formal request for information released Tuesday outlines the Ohio Department of Medicaid’s vision for reimagining the program. The request is specifically directed at providers, associations, advocacy groups,… Read More

Andy Beshear

Beshear Puts Health Care at Forefront in New Ad

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) – Democrat Andy Beshear is trying to nudge health care to the forefront of Kentucky’s race for governor with a new TV ad. In the ad, Beshear said he’s fought to protect coverage for pre-existing conditions as attorney general and promises to do the same if elected governor. He personalizes the issue… Read More

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Feds Announce $17M Settlement with Health Care Firm in W.Va.

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – Federal prosecutors say they’ve reached a $17 million settlement with a health care company accused of Medicaid fraud in West Virginia. U.S. Attorney Mike Stuart announced the civil settlement with Acadia on Monday, saying it’s the largest health care fraud settlement in state history. Stuart says Acadia, though its subsidiary CRC… Read More