July 5, 2015

Tell Lawmakers to Pass Meaningful Charter Reform

Ohio charter schools have cost taxpayers and local schools millions and have only resulted in substandard results for our children. Join us in calling on lawmakers to pass real reform before they break for summer.

Ohio may be first state to deny pregnant women healthcare

Governor Kasich may become the first elected official in the nation to eliminate healthcare coverage for low-income pregnant women since the passage of the Affordable Care Act.

E-Schools: Ohio’s Baddest Apples

Ohio’s statewide E-Schools are a major contributor to the overall poor performance of Ohio’s charter sector and are a significant drain on taxpayer funds. Bills being considered in Columbus would help to address poor charter performance, but don’t tackle the glaring need for reform in how the state pays for E-Schools.

Review Finds Women Not Getting Coverage Required by ACA

Women may not be getting the health coverage they were guaranteed by the Affordable Care Act, according to a new report by by the National Women’s Law Center. Innovation Ohio assisted the researchers in addressing problems with Ohio health plans, and the Obama administration is reminding carriers of their obligations under the law.

IO Analysis: The Benefits of Paid Parental Leave

The U.S. falls behind the rest of the world in providing workers with paid parental leave. Only 11% of workers — and 4% of low-wage workers — enjoy paid family leave benefits. Without access to paid leave, new parents stay out of work far longer, in many case relying on public assistance, costing taxpayers and the local economy all while reducing economic security. Our latest research looks at the state of paid parental leave and the many benefits it can offer.