Catherine Candisky, The Columbus Dispatch

Catherine Candisky

The Columbus Dispatch

Columbus, OH, United States

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Past articles by Catherine:

Ohio's proposed state-run pharmacy benefit manager plan draws skepticism

Skeptics question whether a state-run pharmacy benefit manager setup will work any better than past attempts to protect taxpayers and patients. → Read More

Educators urge Ohio lawmakers to reconsider eligibility changes to tuition voucher program

Public school advocates complain there was no debate before eligibility changes to tuition voucher program were rushed through by GOP lawmakers. → Read More

One huge drug contract for all state, local employees could save big bucks, panel says

A panel of government, business consumer leader issues six proposals for tackling rising drug prices, including a mega-contract for public workers. → Read More

Panel recommendations aim to help more foster children find permanent homes

A panel has issued 37 recommendations aimed improving child welfare system at getting more foster kids placed in permanent homes → Read More

Ohio's faulty Medicaid eligibility system costing taxpayers hundreds of millions

Errors in determining eligibility and computer glitches could be costing Ohio taxpayers $500 million or more. → Read More

Ohio Senate approves school voucher plan; bills to loosen gun training and lift fair ban

Senate sets new rules for tax-funded vouchers ahead of before enrollment opens Dec. 1 → Read More

No dancing, no socializing in large gatherings as coronavirus cases soar

The state is taking aim at wedding receptions, funerals and other gatherings as coronavirus cases spike to new highs → Read More

Why do some Ohioans find it hard to get Medicaid? Survey says it's a glitchy online form

Ohioans seeking Medicaid and other types of public assistance report difficulties accessing benefits → Read More

Former ECOT treasurer could help state recover millions from school's founder Bill Lager

Attorney General Dave Yost has asked judge to accept deal to help recover millions from ECOT founder Bill Lager. → Read More

Portman holds off congratulating Biden, urges vote count, legal challenges be completed

Ohio Republican Rob Portman holds off congratulating President-elect Joe Biden and says he supports President Trump's right to challenge the results. → Read More

Where are the kindergartners? COVID causing enrollment drop in Columbus-area schools

Despite typically booming enrollment, nearly every school district in central Ohio saw a drop in kindergarten enrollment this school year. → Read More

Gov. DeWine congratulates President-Elect Biden

DeWine congratulates president-elect Joe Biden and urges Americans, once concerns about results are resolved, to accept results. → Read More

Lawmakers pushing revamped plan to overhaul Ohio's school-funding formula by end of year

Supporters say a revamped Ohio school-funding plan ensures all students, regardless of where they live, are offered a quality education. Time is short → Read More

Ohio Medicaid caseload soars due to COVID-19, but now program faces budget gap of billions

The COIVID pandemic has strained Ohio's health-care system, putting some hospitals on the brink of closure & creating a multibillion-gap for Medicaid. → Read More

Ohio Medicaid requesting bids for pharmacy administrator to help clean up the PBM mess

Ohio's Medicaid takes another crucial step to clamping down on abuses by pharmacy benefit managers accused of gouging the prescription drug program. → Read More

2 incumbents among 6 six elected to Ohio state school board

Voters filled six seats on the 19-member board including three representing the Columbus area → Read More

Ohio trying to ease burden on parents forced to give up kids to get them needed health care

Ohio is setting up a new effort aimed at preventing parents from having to relinquish custody to get needed behavioral health care for their kids. → Read More

Ohio forced to borrow more than $1.1 billion to pay unemployment benefits amid COVID-19

Ohio has borrowed more than $1.1 billion so far to pay unemployment claims, with no end in sight. → Read More

Ohio's COVID-19 climb shows no sign of easing as state nears 3,000 new daily cases

It's another record day for infection reports, and the ninth time in 10 days that the state has reported more than 2,000 positive coronavirus tests. → Read More

Ohio coronavirus cases continue to surge

With 2,858 new cases reported on Saturday, the state is about to surpass 200,000 infected → Read More