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August 7, 2013

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Mostly cloudytoday with a 40percent chanceof showersand thunder-storms. Partlycloudy tonight with achance of showers andthunderstorms continuingthrough midnight. Highs inthe lower 80s and lows inthe mid 60s. See page 2.
Wednesday, August 7, 2013
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Voters to decide on income tax increase
BY NANCY SPENCERHerald Editornspencer@delphosherald.com
DELPHOS — Delphos City voterswill decide on a 1/4-percent incometax increase on the Nov. 5 GeneralElection Ballot.Council passed on third readingthe ordinance and resolution neces-sary to place the income tax increaseon the ballot at Monday’s meetingwith Councilman Jim Knebel the lone“no” vote.If passed, the increase will gener-ate approximately $400,000 to helpminimize a more than $860,000 lossin the Water and Sewer funds thatwill be left by the closure of Reser’sFine Foods in September.The city also lost $400,000 in util-ity fees when Chef Solutions filedbankruptcy in 2013 and $60,000in income revenue when I&KDistributions was sold to Lipari Food.The city has also seen reductions inLocal Governments Funds from thestate. The city received $240,000 inLGF in 2008 and in 2013, received$79,000. The elimination of theInheritance Tax cost the city $70,000in funds.Fourth Street resident TimHonigford addressed council for thesecond time, armed with questions.“If we make cuts of people inthe fire and police department, whatwill that do to the overtime in thosedepartments?” Honigford opened.Auditor Tom Jettinghoff hadovertime hours for every depart-ment dating back to 2005 at the July30 special meeting. In 2012, fire,police, water and wastewater werethe top four in overtime. While thefire department had the second leastamount in total paid in wages of the four at $471,010, overtime wasnearly 20 percent of those wages at$93,570. The police department’sovertime was almost 10 percentof its total wages of $831,435 andwater and sewer were 7 percentand 4 percent, respectively, of totalwages of $364,005 and $415,781.The 2011 figures were similarwith the fire department overtime at16 percent of total wages; the policedepartment, nearly 13 percent; thewater department, 7 percent; and thesewer, 3 percent.Safety Service Director GregBerquist fielded the question.“Actually, it will reduce the over-time because it is built in contractual-ly with the unions,” he said. “So if wereduce bodies, we reduce overtime.”Honigford also wanted to knowwhat would happen if the city went toan all-volunteer fire department.“Can we do that?” Honigfordasked. “What would happen to ourhomeowner’s insurance if we did?”“We have considered it,” Berquistbegan. “We have to find out all theramifications.”Fire Chief Dave McNeal, who wasin attendance with many other cityemployees, said the city currently hasan ISO rating of five inside the cityand nine outside the city. The ISOrating is on a scale of 1-10, with onebeing the best. The ISO rating is usedby insurance companies to determinerates for fire loss coverage.Honigford also asked if the bondsfor the debt for the utilities’ construc-tion was secured, which Berquistreplied they were not.“Those are state bonds and theyare not secured, so if we default, thestate will be out the money and wewill be in trouble,” he added.Honigford added that he wouldlike to see the proposed cuts happenas soon as possible.“The cuts are reasonable for thefinancial shape we are in,” he said.“They’re not pleasant but it happens.”Third Street resident BevJettinghoff spoke about her frustra-tion with the state of the city’s financ-es and how it came about.“You guys had no concrete planto pay back the debt,” she said. “Youshould have had something in writingbefore this was all started. I think youwent in with a hope and prayer. You[council] need to take responsibilityfor what you did. We elect you tomake these decisions for us with usin mind.”Councilman Jim Knebel replied.“I would vote for it again underthe same circumstances,” he said.“We had a company that needed usand a city that needed us. It wasn’t just for the company.”
2013 Relay at $96,902
K&M Tires Kruisin’ for a Miracle Relay team raised the most money this yearat $20,137. Representing the team are, from left, Bonnie Marlow, Donna Burgei andBreanne Carder. (Delphos Herald/Nancy Spencer)BY NANCY SPENCERHerald Editornspencer@delphosherald.com
DELPHOS — The 2013 Relay for Life exceededexpectations with a preliminary total $96,902 raised. Thegoal was $88,000. Expenses are at approximately $3,500.The effort was made by 250 participants with 24 teamsrepresented in June at the Community Track.The Kruisin’ for Miracle Team was the top fundraiserwith a total of $20,137. The team is assisted by a companymatch.The top fundraising team member was Paul Richardsonof Team SiF with $10,425. He solicited donations fromacross the globe.The freshman “Bark for Life” raised $7,352, the secondlargest raised by the canine event in Ohio.This year’s Relay also surpassed the $1 million markin total funds raised throughout 11 years by the Delphosevent.Other top teams included: Team SiF, $12,204; HopeFloats, $10,000; Union Bank, $4,896; First FederalBank, $5,497; Franklin Elementary, $5,386; Flower FortFighters, $3,978; Fischin’ for a Cure, $3,500; St. Rita’sDACC, $3,103; Relay with the Blue Jays, $2,929; VFW,$2.788; Riki & Red’s Rowdies, $1,604; The DelphosHerald, $1,146; Dancer By Gina, $1,130; and FriendshipFor a Cure, $1,000.The final day to submit money for the 2013 Relay isAug. 31.
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Committee plants tree in honor of treasurer 
Jimmie Mox of Mox Nursery finishes the hole for a Brandywine Maple at GarfieldPark. The tree was planted by the Marbletown Festival Committee in memory of RogerCrowe, longtime treasurer of the group. Crowe passed away in May 2012. (DelphosHerald/Nancy Spencer)
Spencerville OKs KirkBros. for water plant
BY STEPHANIE GROVESStaff Writersgroves@delphosherald.com
SPENCERVILLE —Village council addresseda multitude of topics dur-ing their scheduled Mondaynight meeting, including theapproval of moving forwardwith Kirk Brothers to providevillage with water, a .25-per-cent Income Tax increase andDNA identification during thefall festival.At 7:16 p.m., councilmembers invited RichardKirk of Kirk Brothers and JayShutt and Mac McCauley,of CT Consultants into execu-tive session to hammer outthe next steps in getting a newwater treatment plant built forthe village. Council membersmoved to leave regular ses-sion and entered executivesession to discuss possiblelitigation.During the July 15 coun-cil meeting, Mayor P.J.Johnson said the village con-tracted with Kirk Brothers,who subcontracted H2OInnovation to design andfabricate water tanks for thevillage. There were redesignissues which held up pro-duction for months. Johnsonreported that Kirk Brothersterminated the contractwith H2O and that VillageAdministrator ShawnChapman, Alan Smith andhe have had meetings withKirk Brothers to discuss thesituation.At 9:26 p.m., membersmoved to exit executive ses-sion and re-entered regularsession.Johnson told council thatto proceed with the watertreatment plant project, thereare three options: accept KirkBrothers plan for a conven-tional plant; locate anothersub-contractor to supply con-tainers; or cease the contractand go after the performancebond.Johnson asked coun-cil if any member had amotion for which directionthey would like to entertain.Councilmen John Millermotioned that the Villagemove forward with RichardKirk’s proposal and figurea scope of work to keepCT Consultants on as con-tract administrator. Councilmembers voted unanimous-ly on the motion.“Mr. Kirk needs to providemore in depth details abouthis proposal,” Johnson said.“The village needs to explorewaiving the liquidated dam-ages after he has presentedmore details.”Chapman expressed hisconcern about the changeorder language. Attorney AlSmith said a lot of negotiationhas to take place before all of this can happen. Discussionwas held about the changeorder and when it couldbe presented to council foracceptance.Franklin ElementarySchool has set registrationfor the 2013-14 school year.The schedule is as follows:New Families — MondayKindergarten and firstgrade — TuesdaySecond and thirdgrade — Aug. 14Fourth and fifthgrade — Aug. 15A kindergarten parents-only meeting with Franklinkindergarten teachers willbe held at 6 p.m. Aug. 19.Franklin’s open housewill be held from 6-7 p.m.Aug. 21, followed by theLandeck Elementary OpenHouse from 7-8 p.m.The first day of schoolfor Franklin students ingrades 1-5 is Aug. 27. Thefirst day of school for kin-dergartner’s is Aug. 29.
Franklin setsregistration
See SPENCERVILLE, page 10Jefferson selling Fall Sportstickets
According to JeffersonAthletic Director ChrisSommers, the AthleticDepartment is holding its FallSports booklet ticket sales.These can be purchased atthe Administration Buildingor at the high school officeduring normal hours.Adult ticket booklets are$20 and student ticket booklets$15. Each booklet contains fivetickets good for any football orvolleyball varsity home game.For football only pre-sale tix, prices are $5 foradults and $4 for students.All tix at the gates are $6.For high school vol-leyball, there is no pre-sale:costs at the gate are $5 foradults, $4 for students.For junior high events,including football (there hasnever been a charge beforefor this), the ticket price is $3for adults, $2 for students.
SJ holding FB ticket sales
The St. John’s AthleticDepartment announced that lastyear’s football Reserved SeatSeason Ticket ($35 for 5 games)holders and General Admission($28) for 2013 will be sold inthe HS office at these times: 8a.m. to noon and 1-3 p.m. thruMonday; for anyone, they are7-7:30 p.m. Aug. 14. Grade/high school student tickets ($18)will also be sold at these times.If you don’t want your 2013reserved ticket, call the officeat (419) 692-5371, ext. 1146;new requests may be made bycalling during office hours.MAC policy is for studentsto buy a season ticket or indi-vidual pre-sale game tickets($4); ALL tickets at the gateare $6. The first home gameis 7:30 p.m. Sept. 6 vs. LCC.The following tix willalso be sold: V/JV VB Pass(9 games): Adult $40/Student$30; at the gate: Adult $5/Student $4. JH VB Pass (6):Adult $15/Student $10; at thegate: Adult $3/Student $2.
 
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Vol. 143 No. 38
Nancy Spencer, editorRay Geary, general managerDelphos Herald Inc.Don Hemple, advertising manager
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,circulation managerThe Delphos Herald(USPS 1525 8000) is publisheddaily except Sundays, Tuesdaysand Holidays.The Delphos Herald is deliv-ered by carrier in Delphos for$1.48 per week. Same daydelivery outside of Delphos isdone through the post officefor Allen, Van Wert or PutnamCounties. Delivery outside of these counties is $110 per year.Entered in the post officein Delphos, Ohio 45833 asPeriodicals, postage paid atDelphos, Ohio. 405 North Main St.TELEPHONE 695-0015Office Hours8 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Fri.POSTMASTER:Send address changesto THE DELPHOS HERALD,405 N. Main St.Delphos, Ohio 45833
WEATHER FORECASTTri-countyAssociated PressTODAY:
Mostly cloudywith a 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.Highs in the lower 80s.Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph.
TONIGHT:
Partly cloudy.A 30 percent chance of show-ers and thunderstorms throughmidnight. Lows in the mid60s. West winds around 5 mphshifting to the north after mid-night.
THURSDAY:
Partlycloudy in the morning thenbecoming mostly cloudy. A 20percent chance of showers andthunderstorms. Highs in theupper 70s. Northeast winds 5to 10 mph.
THURSDAY NIGHT:
 Mostly cloudy with a chanceof showers and a slight chanceof a thunderstorm. Lows in themid 60s. East winds around 5mph. Chance of measurableprecipitation 40 percent.
FRIDAY:
Mostly cloudywith a 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.Highs in the upper 70s.
FRIDAY NIGHT ANDSATURDAY:
Partly cloudy.Lows in the lower 60s. Highsin the upper 70s.
SATURDAY NIGHTAND SUNDAY:
Mostly clear.Lows in the upper 50s. Highsin the upper 70s.
SUNDAY NIGHT ANDMONDAY:
Partly cloudy.Lows in the lower 60s. Highsin the upper 70s.
MONDAY NIGHT:
 Mostly clear. Lows in thelower 60s.
Allen County reports onefatal crash during July
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LIMA — The Lima-AllenCounty Safe CommunityCoalition reports there wasone fatal traffic crash on AllenCounty roadways during themonth of July. So far this year,there have been three fatalcrashes, resulting in three fatali-ties. During the same seven-month period last year, therewere six traffic fatalities; in allof 2012, there were a total of seven fatal crashes, resulting inseven fatalities.According to the NationalHighway Traffic SafetyAdministration, each traf-fic fatality has a comprehen-sive cost of $3,366,388. Totalcomprehensive costs for 2013Allen County fatal crashes is$10,099,164.
Leila Anne Reed
Aug. 11, 1955-Aug. 6, 2013
Leila Anne Reed, 57,of Sandusky, passed awayTuesday morning at theHospice of Cincinnatiat Mercy Health Plaza,Cincinnati.She was born on Aug. 11,1955, in Columbus to Johnand Jane (Mueller) Reed,who survive in Columbus.She is also survived bya daughter, Diana Link of Cincinnati; a brother, Max(Amy) Reed; and a sister,Julie (Mark) Greiner of Columbus.She was preceded indeath by her maternal grand-parents, John and Irma(Laemmerman) Mueller; andpaternal grandparents, Bruceand Frances (Gamble) Reed.Leila was an avid boat-er and experienced sailorand enjoyed travelingto many destinations byboat. She loved spendingtime with friends and fam-ily and was a friend to allshe met. She was a reg-istered nurse and receivedher degree in Nursing fromLima Technical College in1978. In 1992, she receivedher bachelor’s of sciencedegree in circulation tech-nology from The Ohio StateUniversity.Mass of Christian Burialwill begin at 9 a.m. Saturdayat St. John the EvangelistCatholic Church. Burialwill follow in St. John’sCemetery.Visitation will be from2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Fridayat Strayer Funeral Home,Delphos, where a ParishWake Service will be heldat 7:30 p.m.Memorial contributionsmay be made to Back to theWild (4504 Bardshar Road,P.O. Box 423, Castalia,Ohio 44824).Condolences may beshared at www.strayerfuner-alhome.comCorn $5.92Wheat $6.21Soybeans $13.25
Herman Marshall
Herman Marshall, 70,of Delphos, passed awayMonday evening at his resi-dence surrounded by his lov-ing family.Arrangements are incom-plete at Strayer Funeral Homeof Delphos.ST. RITA’SA girl was born Aug. 5 toMelanie and Shane Weldy of Elida.A boy was born Aug. 5 toAmber Pohlman and JordanSnyder of Delphos.
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Today is Wednesday, Aug. 7, the 219th day of 2013. Thereare 146 days left in the year.Today’s Highlight in History:On August 7, 1782, Gen. George Washington created theOrder of the Purple Heart, a decoration to recognize merit inenlisted men and noncommissioned officers.On this date:In 1882, the famous feud between the Hatfields of WestVirginia and the McCoys of Kentucky erupted into full-scaleviolence.In 1927, the already opened Peace Bridge connectingBuffalo, N.Y., and Fort Erie, Ontario, Canada, was officiallydedicated.In 1942, U.S. and other allied forces landed at Guadalcanal,marking the start of the first major allied offensive in thePacific during World War II. (Japanese forces abandoned theisland the following February.)In 1947, the balsa wood raft Kon-Tiki, which had carrieda six-man crew 4,300 miles across the Pacific Ocean, crashedinto a reef in a Polynesian archipelago; all six crew membersreached land safely.In 1959, the United States launched the Explorer 6 satellite,which sent back images of Earth.In 1963, first lady Jacqueline Kennedy gave birth to a boy,Patrick Bouvier Kennedy, who died two days later of respira-tory distress syndrome.In 1964, Congress passed the Gulf of Tonkin resolution,giving President Lyndon B. Johnson broad powers in dealingwith reported North Vietnamese attacks on U.S. forces.In 1971, the Apollo 15 moon mission ended successfullyas its command module splashed down in the Pacific Ocean.In 1989, a plane carrying U.S. Rep. Mickey Leland,D-Texas, and 14 others disappeared over Ethiopia. (Thewreckage of the plane was found six days later; there were nosurvivors.)In 1993, the public got its first glimpse inside BuckinghamPalace as people were given the opportunity to tour theLondon home of Queen Elizabeth II. (Proceeds were ear-marked to help repair fire damage at Windsor Castle.)In 1998, terrorist bombs at U.S. embassies in Kenya andTanzania killed 224 people, including 12 Americans.In 2007, San Francisco’s Barry Bonds hit home run No.756 to break Hank Aaron’s storied record with one out in thefifth inning of a game against the Washington Nationals, whowon, 8-6.Ten years ago: A bombing outside the Jordanian Embassyin Baghdad killed 19 people. An Indonesian court sentencedAmrozi bin Nurhasyim to death in the 2002 Bali bomb-ings that killed 202 people (he was executed in 2008). WestAfrican peacekeepers entered Liberia’s rebel-besieged capital;President Charles Taylor picked Vice President Moses Blah ashis successor.Five years ago: President George W. Bush, speaking inBangkok, Thailand, praised the spread of freedom in Asiawhile sharply criticizing oppression and human rights abusesin China, Myanmar and North Korea; the president then trav-eled to Beijing to attend the opening of the Olympic games.One year ago: Jared Lee Loughner agreed to spend therest of his life in prison, accepting that he went on a deadlyshooting rampage at an Arizona political gathering in 2011and sparing the victims a lengthy, possibly traumatic death-penalty trial. Syrian President Bashar Assad made his firstappearance on state TV in nearly three weeks. Aly Raismanbecame the first U.S. woman to win Olympic gold on floor,and she picked up a bronze on balance beam on the final dayof the gymnastics competition at the London Games. Moviecritic Judith Crist, 90, died in New York.
One Year Ago
Delphos is lucky to be home to notone but two historical museums locatedon Main Street. One of those museumsis the Museum of Postal History, one of only three dedicated to the postal ser-vice in the United States. The Museumof Postal History had its humble begin-nings in 1995 in the basement of thepost office.
25 Years Ago – 1988
Plans are being finalized for theannual Ottoville Park Carnival Sept.4. Four young men and four youngwomen will be participating in theking and queen contest. King candi-dates are Steve Hilvers, Bob Hohlbein,Tony Langhals and Pete Urton. Queencandidates are Sherri Bendele, SharonGasser, Kelly Kaufman and MarieSchnipke.A ventriloquist comedy act featur-ing Lori Von Lehmden, along withher ventriloquist figures, a boy namedLouis and a dog named Daisy, providedentertainment for approximately 125children at the conclusion of the FortJennings Branch Library summer read-ing program.Clark Gable of Delphos, Doug Dittoof Elida and Mary Zeller of Harrodrecently returned from a “learn-by-doing” Farm Bureau Youth CitizenshipCamp at Bluffton College. More than50 farm youths from all counties in thenorthwest region of Ohio attended thefive-day summer conference.
50 Years Ago – 1963
Jacqueline Kennedy has been takento a hospital in Hyannis Port, Mass.,and the President is rushing to her side,the White House announced today.Mrs. Kennedy is expecting her thirdchild. The First Lady reportedly wastaken to Otis Air Force Base Hospitalwhere a special suite had been sprucedup in the possibility that an emergencymight arise in connection with herpregnancy.Sharon Schleeter, daughter of Mr.and Mrs. Leonard Schleeter, was thewinner of a first-place trophy at anational Baton Twirling contest heldAug. 2 at Buckland. She took tophonors in the beginners solo division.Sharon also has a first-place trophy formilitary strutting and second-place tro-phy for a solo twirling, which she wonrecently in a contest at Dee’s BatonSchool.The Pilgrim Booster Class of thePilgrim Holiness Sunday School heldits August meeting Tuesday evening atthe home of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Rigdonin Venedocia. Winfred Teman, PaulMcKee, Frank Rigdon and the pastor,the Rev. Hugh Mosher, were electedas program committee for the comingchurch year. Florence Kohorst, VirginiaMcKee and Lula Rigdon were namedto the food committee. Mary Purdy wasselected for Bible reading.
75 Years Ago – 1938
The Delphos All-Stars lost to VanWert Friday by the score of 7 to 6. Thegame went eight innings. It was thefirst defeat for the Delphos All-Stars infour starts. They still lead the league,however. Those playing Friday were:Bryan, Eversole, B. Stallkamp, R.Eversole, Neumeier, Harpster, Ferris,Teman, Ford, Odenweller, Metcalfe,Tegenkamp and Rupert.The Van Wert and Paulding County4-H Clubs will join on a judging tourto be held Aug. 10. The group will firstgo to the Chester Carlo farm, north-west of Van Wert, where sheep will be judged. The second stop will be at theCarl and Cliff Muntsinger farm, southof Convoy, to judge horses. The thirdstop will be at the John Holland farm,southeast of Van Wert for the judgingof Hereford cattle. The fourth stop willtake the party to the A. B. Gerdemanfarm, west of Delphos, for the judgingof Shorthorn cattle.A rug which was one of the out-standing exhibits at the furniture mar-ket recently held in Chicago is now ondisplay in the window at the Jettinghoff and Beckman Furniture Store. This rugis a large map of the United States,showing principal cities, points of interest and automobile routes. Aroundthe border are shown the modes of transportation from the early days tothe present time.
IT WAS NEWS THEN
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COLUMBUS — The Ohio Department of Insurance announced recently that individualconsumers buying health insurance on the fed-eral government’s health insurance exchangefor Ohio will pay an average of 41 percent morethan they did in 2013.In addition, ODI confirmed previously-released preliminary calculations that insurancecompanies’ costs to provide individual healthcoverage will increase by 83 percent.“Ohio has traditionally had a more competi-tive health insurance market than other stateswith a wider range of prices and choices – fromsimple, high deductible coverage to comprehen-sive, full service plans,” Lieutenant GovernorMary Taylor said. “That level of diversityis essentially outlawed under Obamacare soOhio’s rates and premiums are going up signifi-cantly, and going up more than in other stateswhere prices were already high.”Premiums Increase 41 Percent:The Department utilized a NationalAssociation of Insurance Commissioners(NAIC) report of premiums reported by Ohiocompanies at the end of 2012 to compare pre-miums. Individual exchange plan premiums areexpected to increase on average by 41 percent in2014 compared to 2013, while exchange plansfor Ohio’s small businesses will increase onaverage by 18 percent.For individual health insurance plans, a totalof 12 companies offering 200 different planshave been approved by the department for theexchange. Open enrollment for the exchange willbegin on Oct. 1. For small group health insuranceplans, six companies offering 184 plans havebeen approved to sell on the exchange.Based on premiums for the current indi-vidual market, plans in Ohio today cost on aver-age $236.29 per month compared to $332.58 in2014. For the small group market, today’s pre-miums average is $341.03 per month comparedto $401.99 in 2014. An example of the differ-ence between premium and the cost to providecoverage is that premiums do not include costsharing paid by the consumer, whereas costincludes both the cost to the company to providethe coverage and the cost sharing paid by theconsumer.Insurance Companies’ Costs to InsureIncrease 83 Percent:Estimates from a Society of Actuaries studyreleased in 2013 showed Ohio’s current averagecost to provide individual health insurance cov-erage is $223. Based on the rate filings approvedby the department, the average cost to pro-vide coverage for individuals purchasing healthinsurance on the exchange in 2014 is $409,representing an increase of 83 percent whencompared to the Society of Actuaries study.During the two month review process, thedepartment requested changes to submissionsthat in some cases resulted in rate adjustments.Ohio law requires all companies selling prod-ucts in Ohio, including on the exchange, to justify rate submissions and any rate changesfor 2014 by using sound actuarial judgment.The intense review process the department con-ducted (as it does with all insurance productssold in Ohio) is to protect consumers from ratesthat are too high and to protect against companyinsolvency in which rates are too low and com-panies are unable to pay a consumer’s claim.Ohio is one of many states to recently releasefinal exchange rate numbers and each state’sexperience is different. Ohio’s rates are going upwhile some other states are seeing rates remainstable or even decrease as the ACA drives ratesacross the country closer together. For stateswhere prices were already much higher andthat had more coverage mandates, rates are notincreasing as much. In Ohio, where rates havebeen among the most competitive in the coun-try, rates are increasing significantly as consum-ers are faced with fewer options and a higherlevel of required coverage.“These kinds of significant costs increasesare bad for job creation and why the governorand I continue to call for the repeal and replace-ment of this flawed law with reforms thatimprove access by lowering costs.” Taylor said.“Ohio said ‘no’ to running the federal govern-ment’s health care exchange in our state and ‘no’to federal takeovers of both our health insuranceregulations and our Medicaid eligibility pro-cess. As the problems with this law continue toappear even the federal government has begunto balk, with its recent announcement to delaythe employer mandate for a year. Hopefully it’s just the beginning of more such news and aneventual total rethinking of this law.”In 2010 the ACA, which includes sweepingchanges to America’s health insurance system,became law. It includes the creation of healthcare exchanges in which individuals and smallbusiness owners in every state can purchasesubsidized coverage. According to the fed-eral government, initial open enrollment on theexchange is set to begin Oct. 1 with coveragebecoming effective Jan. 1, 2014.To learn more about the health care exchangevisit www.healthcare.gov. Ohioans with ques-tions about insurance can call the Department at1-800-686-1526.NOTE: For more information about theapproved rates filed with the Department, pleasevisit www.insurance.ohio.gov.
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