For the last several years, news of Ohio’s economy and jobs picture has been bleak. But now, Ohio has a unique and very exciting opportunity – the exploration for oil and natural gas. The opportunity presented through shale exploration is nothing short of a boom for Ohio’s economy. Whether you live on the eastern side or the [...]
[img_assist|nid=26845|title=HF Ohio|desc=|link=none|align=left|width=300|height=112]Many states are considering an important question: whether to create a health care exchange to implement the Presidents health care law. Exchanges are being sold as a simple, innovative tool to inform consumers purchases. However, these exchanges are far from simple or innovative; throwing thousands of pages of regulations on states and insurance markets. As Ohio decides whether to implement this provision, its important to separate myth from reality.
Myth One: If Ohio doesnt create an exchange, the federal government will.
Reality: There is really no choice between a state and federal exchange.
Ohio's House Health and Aging Committee heard testimony yesterday on HJR 2. This resolution is virtually identical to that circulated by the Ohio Project and would place a constitutional amendment on the ballot this November to preserve the freedom of Ohioans to individually choose their health care and health insurance.
Ohio State Director Rebecca Heimlich testified before the committee today as a proponent of the Resolution. Her testimony is below.
Thanks to everyone who rallied in Columbus and called your Senator! But, we have to keep up the pressure!
We had a great crowd of supporters for Senate Bill 5 today at the Statehouse! People came from all across Ohio to tell their Senators that Ohio needs public employee collective bargaining reform to get back on track to prosperity. The crowd was energized, and even as I testified for the bill in the Senate building one floor up from the crowd, I could hear the cheers and jeers of the overflow listeners in the Atrium and Rotunda.
[img_assist|nid=22007|title=|desc=|link=none|align=right|width=300|height=257]Yesterday Florida U.S. District Judge Roger Vinson ruled ObamaCare unconstitutional! Twenty-six states had joined in this lawsuit, including Ohio. The Court ruled that Congress does not have the authority to penalize people for not buying health insurance.