Health Care

House reps target ‘discriminatory’ health insurance practice

Two lawmakers pitched a bill Tuesday they say would block insurers from a practice that shifts health care costs onto patients with chronic diseases...

Potential Ohio bills target transgender medicine, pornography, and conversion therapy

Several bills regarding sex and gender issues are being considered in the Ohio legislature, including a bill to prohibit transition-related medicine for transgender youth,...

A new battle between insurers and big pharma is costing sick...

Abbey Haudenshild knew something was wrong when she learned she owed her pharmacy nearly $8,000. On the upside, it’s cheaper than the combined $32,000 list...

Dem Ohio reps propose $1,000 tax credit for family caregivers

Two lawmakers proposed legislation Tuesday that could grant a $1,000 tax credit to reimburse expenses for Ohioans acting as caregivers for family members. Speaking to...

Musician sings of struggles as lawmakers highlight bills that would help...

The story sung by Paisha Thomas inside the Ohio Statehouse atrium tells of a hard-working mother. She has three kids, and is stuck picking...

‘It’s not fine.’ Black mothers and babies are dying in Ohio.

WASHINGTON — Black mothers and babies are dying at staggering rates in Ohio and around the country.   The national statistics are alarming: black women are...

Brown pushes DeWine on kinship care, national poll shows caregivers could...

As a movement crosses the country promoting paid family leave expansion, a national poll found that caregivers could be a major voting bloc in...

New safety program allows Ohioans to inform police of communication disabilities

The program allowing Ohioans to identify as having a communication disability, for the purpose of informing law enforcement, is now in place. Residents with a...

Bipartisan proposal would cut prescription costs, lawmakers say

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...

State health experts ask Congress for help combating opioid crisis

WASHINGTON — States need sustained, flexible federal funding to support programs working to reduce deaths and addiction from opioids and other drugs, health officials...
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