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 →
Recently, Senator Rob Portman responded to a letter sent from OPHA regarding his position on the repeal and replacement of the Affordable Care Act. A portion of his response follows: Continue reading Senator Portman Replies to Letter Regarding Future of ACA →
By Carla Hicks: The 2017 OPHA Public Policy Institute took place on April 19th at the State Library. We had a full house with just at 60 individuals attending. The topic for this year was Education-Health: A Vital Intersection, Advocating For Funding, Social Determinants and Equity. Continue reading 2017 OPHA Public Policy Institute Focuses on Education →
The Health Policy Institute of Ohio has released Ohio Medicaid Basics 2017. The document provides an overview of Ohio Medicaid eligibility, enrollment and financing. The brief also reviews key Medicaid-related policy changes and an update on Medicaid expansion enrollment trends and spending.
By Dom Frissora, OPHA Past President: On Friday, March 31, representatives from OPHA and four health departments in Ohio’s 12th Congressional District discussed the future of healthcare in Ohio, and the US, with Congressman Pat Tiberi (R-OH 12thDistrict). Tiberi is the Chair of the House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Health. Continue reading OPHA Group Meets with Rep. Pat Tiberi →
The office of State Senator Charleta Tavares recently provided OPHA with an initial draft of its Health and Equity in All Policies (HEiAP) legislative language. The draft bill is a major step in OPHA’s efforts to serve as a catalyst for change in improving the health outcomes of all Ohioans. Continue reading OPHA Receives First Draft of Proposed HEiAP Legislation →
The Health Policy Institute of Ohio has released the latest edition of its Health Value Dashboard. The dashboard ranks states and the District of Columbia on a combination of population health and healthcare spending metrics, and placed Ohio as 46th in the nation in health value. Continue reading Ohio Ranked 46th in Health Value →