News About The Obama Health Care Plan

business (3)October is sure to be a month lots of people are waiting for. October First is the first day you can enroll on the Obama health care plan, although it doesn’t start till January 1st. next year. I believe there are lots of people skeptical, and some right out angry about the Obama Health plan. Don’t you want to find out about it before we start voicing our opinions and getting angry beforehand? Don’t you want to have an alternative to the health care plan you have, or the lack there of?

Here are the latest news about The Obama Health Care plan, and some other news of interest.

Ohio won’t promote Obama health plan, so advocates, politicians say they will

CLEVELAND, Ohio — Oregon is making music videos and Kentucky is showing up at bourbon festivals to advertise a new way for individuals to get health insurance next year.

Ohio is purposely sitting on its hands.

Ohio’s Department of Insurance has planned no marketing, advertising or outreach to promote the Affordable Care Act, even though enrollment begins in less than two months. Consumers nonetheless can expect to hear plenty about it — the good, the bad and, especially, the political — in coming weeks.

Ohio officials: Rates to increase

Ohio could end up with a highly competitive health insurance exchange program, but regulators say the cost of the coverage sold could be expensive.

State regulators turned in paperwork on Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) exchange plans Wednesday.

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) will be running a “federally facilitated exchange” (FFE) program in Ohio.

The individual exchange attracted applications from 12 insurers, and the state’s Small Business Health Options Program exchange attracted applications from six insurers.

Loan funds available for small businesses in southeastern Ohio from Marietta based group

MARIETTA — Buckeye Hills Resource Conservation & Development continues to see signs that the economy is moving in a positive direction, and a number of people in southeast Ohio are thinking of either expanding an existing business or starting a small business operation.

Some banks are reluctant to take risk on start-up businesses, the RC&D said. A revolving loan fund is one option small business owners can use to build and expand their business, and also build a financial and credit history.

The Buckeye Hills RC&D Council has funds available for small businesses in the nine-county region of the RC&D. Counties eligible for participation include Athens, Belmont, Hocking, Meigs, Monroe, Morgan, Noble, Perry and Washington. The RC&D is a regional non-profit organization focused on rural community development, natural resources protection, and enhancing the quality of life in southeast Ohio.