From the daily archives: Thursday, September 21, 2017

If clinics that did plastic surgery or colonoscopies inspired violent protests and vandalism, state legislators would pass laws to try and stop it. But rising violence at reproductive health clinics is tolerated.

A bill to make it a crime to impede access to reproductive health clinics remains stuck in an Ohio House committee. A nearly identical bill received just one hearing in the previous legislative session.

Just this past weekend, the Founders Women’s Health Center in Columbus was targeted by the “Bible Believers,” an organization recognized as a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center. Protesters used megaphones to […]

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Ohio Seniors Could Face an Increase of $13,563

A new report released by AARP shows just how devastating the latest health care repeal plan would be for seniors in Ohio. According to the advocacy organization, premiums and out-of-pocket costs would increase significantly, and older adults could face an unaffordable “age tax.”

Graham-Cassidy “threatens to make health care unaffordable and inaccessible for millions of older Americans. The bill eliminates two sources of financial assistance – premium tax credits and cost-sharing reductions – critical to ensuring that low-to-moderate income older adults are able to afford the coverage they need,” according to the […]

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First I learned about a strange and mysterious place called Area 51. Two weeks ago I learned about yet another place identified by a number.

There are some things that you just can’t make up. Here’s one for the books, a happenstance that Mel Brooks or Woody Allen couldn’t imagine.

At the very time I finished reading a Cleveland Plain Dealer article on the latest machinations of the charter school industry, where a charter school organization is splitting off from its parent body so that it can continue doing Full Story...

Ohio Gov. John Kasich and his long-time Republican friend, U.S. Sen. Rob Portman, have been political soul mates for decades, adopting and defending virtually all Republican policies and programs that have done so much to harm and hurt Buckeyes across the board.

Readers are again reminded that Kasich is not the popular “moderate” leader elite east coast and DC beltway media make him out to be, but a radical rightie who wants to put Planned Parenthood (PP) out of business as much as he wants to shutter the Affordable Care Act (ACA) that has helped more than […]

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