Three proposals of note get a first hearing this week
On Tuesday, the House Criminal Justice committee will hear about HB97, legislation that would close Ohio’s legal loophole that permits spousal rape under certain circumstances.
Also on Tuesday, the Senate Health, Human Services & Medicaid Committee will hear testimony on SB99, a bill to stop enrolling new Medicaid patients under expanded eligibility rules of the Affordable Care Act if the Congress acts on current proposals to reduce federal reimbursements.
On Wednesday, the Senate Education Committee will hear more about SB85, legislation to expand eligibility for Ohio’s private school voucher programs.
In Congress, the House of Representatives are planning to vote on the Republican plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act on Thursday, which also happens to be the 7 year anniversary of the ACA.
Between now and Thursday, reach out to your member of Congress and urge them to go back to the drawing board and come up with a plan that actually covers people. Here’s some of our recent analysis to help you make your case:
AHCA will result in higher insurance costs for Ohio seniors (read more)
Cuts to Medicaid could eliminate treatment for over 200,000 Ohioans struggling with addiction (read more)