GOP Uncertainty Causes Anthem to Stop Insuring Ohioans

Washington, D.C., June 6, 2017 - Today, Anthem insurance cited uncertainty caused by plans to repeal the Affordable Care Act and President Trump’s repeated threats to stop Cost Sharing Reduction (CSR) Payments that reduce out-of-pocket costs for Ohioans buying insurance in the individual market as the reasons for their decision to exit the exchanges in Ohio.

As Ohio works to combat opioid epidemic, Brown slams proposed budget cuts to federal prevention, treatment programs

Administration’s Budget Proposes Nearly $400 Million in Cuts to Programs That Work to Address Opioid Epidemic

WASHINGTON, D.C., May 23, 2017 – Today, U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) criticized President Trump’s proposed budget for cutting or maintaining current levels of federal funding for various programs working to address the opioid epidemic, even as opioid overdose deaths continue to rise.