health care

Transportation
1:13 pm
Thu May 29, 2014

Metro extends benefits to same-sex partners

Metro handed out pride-themed buttons during the announcement that it is extending health coverage to same-sex domestic partners.
Credit Tana Weingartner / WVXU

Metro will begin offering health benefits to domestic partners in January 2015.  The busing agency says it is the first transit system of its size in the state to take this step.

Before becoming Metro's Ridership development manager, Kim Lahman  says she benefited from a similar program offered by her partner's employer.

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Cincinnati Edition
6:30 am
Tue January 28, 2014

Integrative Medicine's Role in Health Care

Integrative medicine combines Western and complimentary treatments.

  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.

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Public Health
3:07 pm
Thu December 12, 2013

Health Care Access Now gets $600,000 grant

Handing over the check...
Credit Tana Weingartner / WVXU

A non-profit agency that helps low-income people get health care and providers get paid is getting a financial boost.

CEO Judith Warren says Health Care Access Now 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.

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County makes MERP mandatory
4:28 pm
Wed September 19, 2012

Health care changes coming for county employees

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.

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