OSU plan would help fund health benefits for poor adults
By Ben Sutherly
The Columbus Dispatch
Wednesday June 20, 2012 6:02 AM
Ohio State University’s Wexner Medical Center wants to create a federal and university-funded program that would offer health-insurance benefits to an estimated 9,150 uninsured Columbus residents.
It’s one of three proposals in Ohio to expand Medicaid-like benefits to those without coverage. Two of those proposals, which need federal approval, would extend coverage to about 30,000 Ohioans in the Columbus and Cleveland areas at a cost of more than $150 million annually; details of a proposal from Montgomery County, home of Dayton, weren’t immediately available yesterday.
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