The Ohio Department of Medicaid released a proposal to seek an 1115 waiver that would include work requirements for people who are a part of the Medicaid expansion group. The proposal is in the public comment period. Continue reading Key Points of the Medicaid Waiver
Last week, many provided testimony at a hearing on Senate Bill 98. This bill would establish licensure for dental therapists and allow the expansion of dental services to children and low-income adults. OPHA was among those submitting written testimony in support.
The American Public Health Association has issued a press release opposing the repeal of the individual mandate and proposals to cut the Prevention and Public Health Fund included in Congressional tax legislation. The full text of the release follows Continue reading APHA Opposes Repeal of Mandate →
Representative Emilia Sykes will lead a one hour webinar on November 28 at 2pm. She
will be discussing the importance of advocacy to Public Health and Public Policy.
OPHA has released a statement that it does not support Issue 2, the “Ohio Drug Price Relief Act.” The Act, among other things, would bar Ohio’s state government from paying more for prescription drugs than the lowest price paid by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). Continue reading Issue 2: OPHA Does Not Support →
The American Public Health Association (APHA) is urging OPHA members to get in touch with Senator Portman about the latest healthcare bill known as the Graham-Cassidy bill. Sen. Portman is likely to be one of the deciding votes on the bill. Continue reading APHA Urges Ohioans to Contact Portman →
Trust for America’s Health (TFAH) has published a new report taking a unique view of health by looking at congressional districts. Continue reading How Healthy is Your Congressional District? →
The Health Policy Institute of Ohio (HPIO) has released a policy brief highlighting some of the options that Ohio will have if the American Health Care Act is signed in to law. It looks at the healthcare coverage picture in Ohio and areas where the state has flexibility or decision points regarding private health insurance. Continue reading HPIO Releases Brief on AHCA →
Congressman Pat Tiberi has responded to a letter from our Executive Director Lois Hall regarding the American Health Care Act. In it, he states that he believes that “Americans deserve a better healthcare system that puts their needs first and provides better access to the tools that put them in charge of their own care.” Continue reading Tiberi Responds to Letter from OPHA →
The House’s version of the 2018-19 state budget bill makes positive headway while also missing opportunities. That’s according to the Advocates for Ohio’s Future, a nonpartisan coalition endorsed by OPHA. AOF recently updated its fact sheets on the budget. Continue reading AOF Updates State Budget Issue Fact Sheets →