Posted on 01/24/23 by Guest Writer in Health & Health Equity
By David Beach
Medical expenses are a leading cause of debt and bankruptcy in the U.S. It is also a uniquely unjust category of debt because usually it is not the result of people’s voluntary choices.
A nonprofit organization, RIP Medical Debt (RIP), has developed a way to buy unpaid medical debts for pennies on the dollar and retire those debts for people with low and moderate incomes. Cities across the country are now using federal COVID relief funds and other sources to work with RIP and eliminate hundreds of millions of dollars in medical debt for their residents.
How medical debt relief... read more
Posted on 02/18/21 by Guest Writer in Revenue & Budget
Brittney Madison | NOBLE
In August 1996, my life was forever changed by this thing called “kinship care.”
I was 7 years old. My mother, who was battling drug addiction at the time, ended up in prison.... read more
Posted on 08/03/20 by Guest Writer in Democracy & Government
Ellis Jacobs | Advocates for Basic Legal Equality, Inc.
When people in Dayton heard that a hedge fund, Apollo, was going to buy most of the Cox media properties including the Dayton Daily News and the... read more
Posted on 06/18/20 by Guest Writer in Work & Wages
Michelle Rose | Guest writer
Hard-working Ohioans – and all Americans – deserve to stand on equal footing with their employers, to be paid a fair return on their work, and to be treated with dignity.
If... read more
Posted on 05/06/20 by Guest Writer in Work & Wages
Brennan Grayson | Cincinnati Interfaith Workers Center
During the COVID-19 pandemic, all working people performing “essential services” are laboring in and among biohazards that pose a significant public health risk. This includes volunteers at non-profits and... read more
Posted on 04/03/20 by Guest Writer in Basic Needs + Unemployment Insurance
by Bill Callahan
Last month, Ohio--along with the rest of the country--discovered that it really does have a digital divide, and why it matters.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Governor DeWine has ordered schools, libraries, senior citizen... read more
Posted on 06/19/19 by Guest Writer in Justice Reform
damareo cooper | BlackPAC
Today, on Juneteenth, we commemorate the end of slavery in the United States. Slavery was more than cruel, inhumane and barbaric, it was the foundation of an economic system, culture, and legal... read more
Posted on 12/12/18 by Guest Writer in Education & Training
By Eleanor Eckerson Peters, Institute for Higher Education Policy
A college degree can offer economic security to people from all walks of life. But longstanding inequities in higher education close doors of opportunity to many students.... read more