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Children Without Health Insurance on the Rise in Ohio

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal Children Without Health Insurance on the Rise in Ohio

By Jake Zuckerman The rate of young children in Ohio without health insurance is surging. Health care professionals attribute the rise in children under six years old without coverage to a hot economy shrinking Medicaid rolls to technical errors in an already complex Medicaid system.  Whatever the case, the trend reverses years of steady decline in […]

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Dialogue: Is Medicare for All the Answer?

  Dialogue: Is Medicare for All the Answer?

Polls show that health care is among the most important issues for voters in the 2020 election. Spending on medical care has skyrocketed in the past 20 years and is weighing on both workers and employers. What is the answer? We will discuss the concerns, options and challenges to America’s health care at our next […]

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Proposal to Cut Prescription Costs in Ohio

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal Proposal to Cut Prescription Costs in Ohio

By David C. DeWitt State Reps. Thomas E. West, D-Canton, and Susan Manchester, R-Waynesfield, unveiled legislation last week they say would cut out-of-pocket prescription costs for patients. Patients with chronic, complex conditions such as multiple sclerosis and hemophilia rely on copay assistance programs through organizations like drug manufacturers, charities, and churches to help cover the costs […]

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5 Master-Level Careers For Healthcare Professionals in Columbus

Franklin University Franklin University 5 Master-Level Careers For Healthcare Professionals in Columbus

How important is healthcare to the Columbus economy? Consider this: Columbus is home to 45,000 plus healthcare professionals, four major healthcare systems (two of which are ranked as top 10 in the country), leading healthcare suppliers (tech and device manufacturers, like Cardinal Health), nationally-recognized research institutions, and even a few industry disruptors (CoverMyMeds and Beam […]

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Ohioans Fight Back Against Global Gag Rule

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Ohioans Fight Back Against Global Gag Rule

While a federal judge has blocked the domestic “gag rule,” the global gag rule, also known as the Mexico City Policy, lives on, and Ohioans are part of a nationwide grassroots efforts to fight it.  Population Connection Action Fund (PCAF) is the national organization running the campaign to #Fight4HER, meaning, fight for the Global Health, […]

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Ohio Becomes Fifth State to Pass Six Week Abortion Ban

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Ohio Becomes Fifth State to Pass Six Week Abortion Ban

Gov. Mike DeWine has signed SB 23, a ban on abortion after a fetal heartbeat can be detected. The law, which makes no exceptions for rape or incest, will take effect in 90 days. “Today and everyday, we will not accept barriers placed on abortion access by politicians or judges. We refuse to be intimidated […]

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Heartbeat Bill Passes House, Awaits DeWine’s Signature

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Heartbeat Bill Passes House, Awaits DeWine’s Signature

Ohio’s latest version of the “Heartbeat Bill” is headed to the desk of Gov. Mike DeWine, who’s previously voiced his support for the measure. With more restrictions added by the Ohio Senate last week, the bill (SB 23) was sent to the Ohio House on Wednesday, where it passed 56-40. SB 23 would ban abortion […]

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