health care http://wvxu.org en Metro extends benefits to same-sex partners http://wvxu.org/post/metro-extends-benefits-same-sex-partners <p></p><p>Metro will begin offering health benefits to domestic partners in January 2015.&nbsp; The busing agency says it is the first transit system of its size in the state to take this step.</p><p>Before becoming Metro's Ridership development manager, Kim Lahman&nbsp; says she benefited from a similar program offered by her partner's employer.</p> Thu, 29 May 2014 17:13:18 +0000 Tana Weingartner 27331 at http://wvxu.org Metro extends benefits to same-sex partners Integrative Medicine's Role in Health Care http://wvxu.org/post/integrative-medicines-role-health-care <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Integrative Medicine combines conventional Western medicine with complementary treatments, such as, acupuncture, massage, biofeedback, yoga, and stress reduction techniques, in order to treat the whole person, not just the disease. Joining us to explain and explore integrative medicine are Dr. Tue, 28 Jan 2014 11:30:05 +0000 Maryanne Zeleznik 22287 at http://wvxu.org Integrative Medicine's Role in Health Care Health Care Access Now gets $600,000 grant http://wvxu.org/post/health-care-access-now-gets-600000-grant <p></p><p>A non-profit agency that helps low-income people get health care and providers get paid is getting a financial boost.</p><p>CEO Judith Warren says <a href="http://healthcareaccessnow.org/about-us/" target="_blank">Health Care Access Now</a> will use a $600,000 grant from the Deaconess Associations Foundation to add staff and expand services. "We're looking to serve an additional 4,500 people," says Warren. The agency currently serves about 1,800 people per year.</p> Thu, 12 Dec 2013 20:07:14 +0000 Tana Weingartner 20709 at http://wvxu.org Health Care Access Now gets $600,000 grant Health care changes coming for county employees http://wvxu.org/post/health-care-changes-coming-county-employees <p>Some Hamilton County employees could see a big change coming to their health insurance. Commissioner Chris Monzel wants to make the county's Medical Expense Reimbursement Plan (MERP) mandatory for all eligible, non-union employees.</p><p></p><p> Wed, 19 Sep 2012 20:28:00 +0000 Tana Weingartner 4160 at http://wvxu.org Health care changes coming for county employees