Articles in the Health & Fitness Category

Medicaid Providers Say Background Checks Make It Harder To Get Opioid Treatment. Medicaid Disagrees!
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Posted in Aside Right, Breaking News, Health & Fitness on 20 September 2018
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Ideastream.org By Karen Kasler Posted September 20th 2018 (PHOTO: OHIO MEDICAID DIRECTOR BARBARA SEARS)   OHIO MEDICAID ASSISTANT DIRECTOR JOHN TASSIE ADDRESSING OHIO LEGISLATURE REGARDING BACKGROUND CHECKS) Ohio Medicaid says it will continue to enforce a new rule requiring background checks of Medicaid providers. Some of them say the new practice will cost some good [...]

Report: Trump Administration Needs To Step Up On ‘Obamacare!’
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Posted in Breaking News, Health & Fitness, MXO Business Report on 18 September 2018
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Associated Press By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar September 18th 2018   A congressional watchdog said last week the Trump administration needs to step up its management of sign-up seasons under former President Barack Obama’s health care law after mixed results last year in the throes of a failed GOP effort to repeal it. The report from the [...]

MetroHealth System Can Now Expand To Eight Other Counties!
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Posted in Breaking News, Health & Fitness, MXO Business Report on 18 September 2018
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Ideastream.org By Amy Eddings Posted September 18th 2018   MetroHealth is no longer just Cuyahoga County’s public hospital.  It will be able to start operating inpatient facilities in eight other surrounding counties —Geauga, Lake, Lorain, Medina, Portage, Stark, Summit and Wayne— as a result of a new law passed by state lawmakers.  It’s a major change [...]

Director Says Medicaid Expansion Still Sustainable!
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Posted in Breaking News, Health & Fitness, MXO Business Report on 15 August 2018
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Ideastream.org By Andy Chow Posted August 15th 2018 (PHOTO: OHIO MEDICAID EXPANSION DIRECTOR BARBARA SPEARS)   An argument is brewing in the race to become Ohio’s next governor. Medicaid expansion has been a crucial topic in the campaign with both candidates, Mike DeWine and Rich Cordray, taking different approaches to the issue. One piece of [...]

Ohio Supreme Court Ruling Tosses Kidney Dialysis Issue Off This Fall’s Ballot
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Posted in Breaking News, Health & Fitness on 14 August 2018
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Ideastream.org By Karen Kasler Posted August 14th 2018 (PHOTO: DIANE WISH PRESIDENT OHIO RENAL ASSOCIATION)   Ohioans won’t vote this fall on a ballot issue capping how much clinics can charge for kidney dialysis. The Ohio Supreme Court says signatures were gathered for the Kidney Dialysis Patient Protection Amendment without the proper paperwork. The Ohio [...]

Mo’nique Celebrates Major Weight Loss Milestone!
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Posted in Health & Fitness, MXO Entertainment News on 31 July 2018
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YourBlackWorld.net By Ryan Velez Posted July 31st 2018   Mo’nique has had a rough go of it in the news lately, from her blackballing becoming public knowledge to the world to a feud with Netflix that was supposed to get people on her side—but backfired. But regardless of your beliefs about her and her stance, [...]

The National African American Male Wellness Walk Initiative Is Heading To Cleveland!
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Posted in Health & Fitness, Special Events on 27 July 2018
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National African American Male Wellness Walk Initiative Posted July 27th 2018   The goal of the National African American Male Wellness Initiative is to raise awareness for preventable health diseases. Living a healthy lifestyle is about taking a holistic approach to maintaining good health. Good health is maintained through healthy habits. We will promote annual doctor [...]

Campaigns For Governor Come Out Swinging On Medicaid Expansion!
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Posted in Breaking News, Health & Fitness on 19 July 2018
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Ideastream.org By Karen Kasler Posted July 19th 2018   The Republican candidate for governor says he’s had a plan to keep Medicaid expansion for all 700,000 Ohioans covered under it. His Democratic opponent calls that a major about-face. And it shows there’s been a lot of confusion surrounding this key state policy, and what either [...]

Feds Reject State’s Attempt To Waive Individual Mandate!
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Posted in Breaking News, Health & Fitness, MXO Business Report on 13 July 2018
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Ideastream.org By Andy Chow Posted July 13th 2018 (PHOTO: JILLIAN FROMENT DEPUTY DIRECTOR OHIO DEPARTMENT OF INSURANCE)   The federal government has rejected Ohio’s attempt to end the individual mandate for health care. The mandate is a staple of the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare. Health care advocates say lawmakers should take this [...]

Trump Administration Takes Another Swipe At ‘Obamacare!’
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Posted in Breaking News, Health & Fitness, MXO Business Report on 12 July 2018
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Associated Press By Richare Alonzo-Zaldivar Posted July 12th 2018   The Trump administration is freezing payments under an “Obamacare” program that protects insurers with sicker patients from financial losses, a move expected to add to premium increases next year. At stake are billions in payments to insurers with sicker customers. The latest administration action could [...]