Letter-to-the-Editor

RE: Continued Progress Needed on Health Care for All
Date: Tuesday, June 20, 2017
On behalf of the 4,900 family physician, family medicine resident, and medical student members of the Ohio Academy of Family Physicians, I write to express concern over the actions of Congress on health reform.

ODI Website Provides State Innovation Waiver Information

In an effort to continue updating stakeholders, consumers and job creators on important insurance issues, the Ohio Department of Insurance has created a webpage concerning the department’s application for a state innovation waiver. 

Ohio Man Arrested Following Major Seizure of Heroin

PORTLAND, June 19, 2017— Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine and members of the Major Crimes Task Force of Gallia and Meigs Counties announced today that a Columbus man is in custody following the seizure of two kilograms of heroin.

Prevent Blindness Warns Ohioans About the Dangers of Backyard Fireworks

Steep Increase in Consumer Fireworks Injuries As More States Legalize Their Use  

COLUMBUS, June 19, 2017 – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), estimated that injuries from fireworks sent 11,900  Americans to the emergency room in 2015 with 67% occurring around the month of the Fourth of July holiday. 

Brown Calls on Administration to Extend Buy America Provisions to all Federally-Funded Infrastructure Projects

WASHINGTON, D.C., June 7, 2017 – U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) today wrote to Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross and Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Director Mick Mulvaney urging the Trump Administration to apply Buy America to all federally-funded infrastructure projects as they begin to implement President Trump’s Buy American, Hire American Executive Order (EO).