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Randy Tucker

Reporter for Cox Media Group Ohio covering health care

Latest from Randy Tucker

Ohio adds 10K-plus jobs; nears full employment

Posted: an hour ago

Ohio’s labor market ended last year on a high note as employers statewide added 10,300 jobs in December — the second month in a row of strong job gains after three straight months of job losses, the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services reported Friday. Meanwhile, the unemployment rate held steady at 4.9 percent, unchanged...
Ohio adds more than 10K jobs in December
 Ohio’s labor market ended last year on a high note as employers statewide added 10,300 jobs in December — the second month in a row of strong job gains after three straight months of job losses, the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services reported Friday. Meanwhile, the unemployment rate held steady at 4.9 percent, unchanged...

Posted: 8 hours ago

Ohio’s labor market ended last year on a high note as employers statewide added 10,300 jobs in December — the second month in a row of strong job gains after three straight months of job losses, the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services reported Friday. Meanwhile, the unemployment rate held steady at 4.9 percent, unchanged...
Ohioans pay among lowest auto, homeowners rates
 Ohio residents, on average, pay among the lowest homeowners and auto insurance premiums in the nation, the state department of insurance announced Thursday. The National Association of Insurance Commissioners found Ohio residents pay an average $797 a year for homeowners insurance, ninth-lowest in the nation, and $683 a year for auto insurance...

Posted: a day ago

Ohio residents, on average, pay among the lowest homeowners and auto insurance premiums in the nation, the state department of insurance announced Thursday. The National Association of Insurance Commissioners found Ohio residents pay an average $797 a year for homeowners insurance, ninth-lowest in the nation, and $683 a year for auto insurance...
Local banks land more than $3M for affordable housing
 The Federal Home Loan Bank of Cincinnati recently awarded about $3.6 million in grants to member financial institutions in the Dayton area to help develop 234 units of affordable housing. The grants include: * $1 million to help construct 40 multifamily rental units in Kettering for very low-income households, 35 of which will be dedicated...

Posted: a day ago

The Federal Home Loan Bank of Cincinnati recently awarded about $3.6 million in grants to member financial institutions in the Dayton area to help develop 234 units of affordable housing. The grants include: * $1 million to help construct 40 multifamily rental units in Kettering for very low-income households, 35 of which will be dedicated...
Can GOP craft an affordable alternative to the Affordable Care Act?
 No part of the Affordable Care Act is more misunderstood, experts say, than the costs paid by users. President-elect Donald Trump and Republican lawmakers leading the charge to repeal the law frequently cite skyrocketing health insurance premiums for their disdain for the law. In addition, the high deductibles that many plans carry render...

Posted: 7 days ago

No part of the Affordable Care Act is more misunderstood, experts say, than the costs paid by users. President-elect Donald Trump and Republican lawmakers leading the charge to repeal the law frequently cite skyrocketing health insurance premiums for their disdain for the law. In addition, the high deductibles that many plans carry render...
Some worry over impact from health care law repeal
 The U.S. House of Representatives on Friday joined the U.S. Senate in passing a budget reconciliation measure that would allow Congress to de-fund key elements of the Affordable Care Act, including tax credit subsidies and federal funding for Medicaid expansion in states like Ohio. While some are rejoicing over the move, replacing President...

Posted: 7 days ago

The U.S. House of Representatives on Friday joined the U.S. Senate in passing a budget reconciliation measure that would allow Congress to de-fund key elements of the Affordable Care Act, including tax credit subsidies and federal funding for Medicaid expansion in states like Ohio. While some are rejoicing over the move, replacing President...
Will Obamacare repeal leave people in the lurch?
 As Congress moves forward on a resolution to repeal the Affordable Care Act, experts have warned such a measure could crash the law’s commercial insurance program, jeopardizing coverage for 11.5 million Americans, including more than 230,000 Ohioans. But local industry leaders remain hopeful that congressional Republicans — who...

Posted: 7 days ago

As Congress moves forward on a resolution to repeal the Affordable Care Act, experts have warned such a measure could crash the law’s commercial insurance program, jeopardizing coverage for 11.5 million Americans, including more than 230,000 Ohioans. But local industry leaders remain hopeful that congressional Republicans — who...
Hospitals on standby as Obamacare repeal moves forward
 Local hospital executives are waiting to react after the U.S. House of Representatives took another step toward repealing the Affordable Care Act, voting Friday to pass a budget resolution already passed by the Senate a day earlier that would allow Congress to change portions of the law. President-elect Donald Trump, who takes office on Jan...

Posted: 7 days ago

Local hospital executives are waiting to react after the U.S. House of Representatives took another step toward repealing the Affordable Care Act, voting Friday to pass a budget resolution already passed by the Senate a day earlier that would allow Congress to change portions of the law. President-elect Donald Trump, who takes office on Jan...
Employers track medication use to combat abuse
 Prescription drug abuse is at the forefront of human resources issues for many employers in Ohio — the epicenter of a national heroin and prescription drug epidemic that resulted in more overdose deaths last year than fatal car wrecks in the state. To address the problem, an increasing number of employers are examining the medications...

Posted: 7 days ago

Prescription drug abuse is at the forefront of human resources issues for many employers in Ohio — the epicenter of a national heroin and prescription drug epidemic that resulted in more overdose deaths last year than fatal car wrecks in the state. To address the problem, an increasing number of employers are examining the medications...
Kettering Medical Center signs new regional director
 Bruce Chan is the new executive director of business development and physician partnerships at Kettering Medical Center, the hospital announced Thursday. Chan, who has an MBA and a bachelor’s degree in accounting, previously served as regional director of business development at Adventist Health in central California.

Posted: 8 days ago

Bruce Chan is the new executive director of business development and physician partnerships at Kettering Medical Center, the hospital announced Thursday. Chan, who has an MBA and a bachelor’s degree in accounting, previously served as regional director of business development at Adventist Health in central California.
CareSource to co-host Life Services job fair
 CareSource Life Services, a division of the nonprofit downtown Dayton-based health insurer, CareSource, will host a job fair Friday at the Life Enrichment Center in Dayton. The job fair will be held from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the center at 425 North Findlay Street, where 14 employers, representing a wide range of industries, will be reviewing...

Posted: 9 days ago

CareSource Life Services, a division of the nonprofit downtown Dayton-based health insurer, CareSource, will host a job fair Friday at the Life Enrichment Center in Dayton. The job fair will be held from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the center at 425 North Findlay Street, where 14 employers, representing a wide range of industries, will be reviewing...