Health Care

‘Real rush’ of Trump rules expected ahead of 2020 election

BY: - December 26, 2019

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration is preparing to finalize a host of high-profile rules in 2020, including policies that will impact everything from auto emissions to food stamp access. With the November presidential election approaching, the administration is widely expected to make a push to wrap up pending regulations early in 2020 in an effort […]

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Ohio Dems push bipartisan health care bill as federal court rules against ACA individual mandate

BY: - December 23, 2019

Ohio Democrats are urging the legislature to move on a house bill after a federal court decision impacted a provision of the Affordable Care Act. The U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled last week in Texas v. United States that the part of the Affordable Care Act which requires every American to have health […]

Christmas movies, education plans, access to health care and driving while Black

BY: - December 20, 2019

Each day in our newsletter, we are highlighting stories and commentary from other media big and small throughout Ohio and the nation. If you’d like to get this feature directly to your inbox, please sign up for our newsletter here.  Friday Funday Ohio’s 2018 Libertarian candidate for governor Travis Irvine, a comedian and filmmaker, has been showing […]

Bipartisan Ohio bills seek to square state and federal mental health laws

BY: - December 19, 2019

The issue of mental health is getting attention in the Ohio Statehouse, with one law passed and some others introduced to help match state laws to federal laws. Still another seeks to create more room in state psychiatric hospitals for those who need it. In a matter of a few days at the beginning of […]

Voting rights, immigrants, medical cannabis, plastic bags and a farmer running against Jim Jordan

BY: - December 16, 2019

Each day in our newsletter, we are highlighting stories and commentary from other media big and small throughout Ohio and the nation. If you’d like to get this feature directly to your inbox, please sign up for our newsletter here.  Catching our eye: Interests. Today the Ohio Capital Journal’s Tyler Buchanan reports on the various interests behind the Ohio House […]

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Bill to increase hospital billing transparency presented to Ohio House committee

BY: - December 16, 2019

A bill seeking to create more transparency in hospital billing was recently brought to an Ohio House Committee for review. State Sen. Steve Huffman, R-Tipp City, presented Senate Bill 97 to a recent meeting of the House Committee on Health. He said the bill would require hospitals to give estimates to patients at least seven […]

Pharmacy board shows support for addiction treatment Ohio House bill

BY: - December 13, 2019

The State of Ohio Board of Pharmacy on Tuesday spoke in support of a bill that would expand the types of facilities that could provide drug addiction treatment, including help with opioid dependence. The Ohio House’s Committee on Health held the fourth hearing on House Bill 341, which also has the support of the Ohio […]

Landmark prescription drug pricing bill clears U.S. House

BY: - December 13, 2019

WASHINGTON — The U.S. House passed a landmark health care measure Thursday that proponents say would dramatically reduce the rising cost of prescription drugs and significantly expand access to health care benefits and services. The sweeping legislation passed largely along party lines, with 230 lawmakers voting for it and 192 against. Only two House Republicans […]

Tax credit for donors to anti-abortion pregnancy centers moves toward full Ohio House vote

BY: - December 12, 2019

A bill giving a tax credit to donors for pregnancy centers who promote carrying a pregnancy to term was approved in the state House Ways and Means Committee on Tuesday, moving it toward a full House vote. Supporters and critics of House Bill 297 made their cases in the fourth committee hearing on the bill, […]

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Bill regulating nurse overtime awaits Ohio House vote

BY: - December 11, 2019

UPDATE 12/11/19 3:16 p.m.: The House approved House Bill 144 on Wednesday with a vote of 80-13. A bill seeking to regulate overtime requirements for nurses is making its way through the legislature, with support from the Ohio Nurses Association and opposition from the Ohio Hospital Association and state Chamber of Commerce. House Bill 144 […]

State medical board still accepting petitions for medical cannabis conditions

BY: - December 10, 2019

The State Medical Board of Ohio in an email Tuesday reminded Ohioans that the window is still open for filing petitions for the board to consider adding qualifying conditions for medical cannabis treatment. The Ohio medical board has the authority to approve and designate conditions or diseases as qualifying medical conditions for treatment, the board […]

Bipartisan proposal to eliminate ‘step therapy’ for Stage IV cancer introduced

BY: - December 10, 2019

Each day in our newsletter, we are highlighting stories and commentary from other media big and small throughout Ohio and the nation. If you’d like to get this feature directly to your inbox, please sign up for our newsletter here.  Catching our eye: No more ‘fail first’? Ohio Public Radio’s Andy Chow is reporting that bipartisan Ohio lawmakers “are […]