Posted on 12/12/16
Nearly 1 million Ohioans could lose their healthcare if the Affordable Care Act is repealed
The Affordable Care Act (ACA) has made a huge difference in the lives of millions of Americans. Some of the changes are nearly invisible but widely used, such as the provision that allows children to stay on a parent’s plan until they are 26 and financially on their feet, or the one that prevents a cancer survivor from being locked out of health coverage. Ohio’s Medicaid expansion and the health care exchanges permitted nearly 1 million residents to get health coverage, allowing them... read more
Posted on 11/18/16 by Michael Shields in Education & Training
Cleveland expands its program and Cincinnati and Dayton approve preschool for all
Communities across Ohio are recognizing the vital need for preschool as an early learning foundation and coming up with innovative solutions to deliver quality... read more
Posted on 11/17/16 by Hannah Halbert in Basic Needs + Unemployment Insurance
Policy Matters Ohio joins workers in testimony to the Joint Committee on Unemployment Compensation Reform.
I’m a coal miner’s daughter. In the boom years, we were lucky enough to take a summer vacation. We’d drive to... read more
Posted on 10/27/16 in Basic Needs + Unemployment Insurance
When jobs are widely available, almost everyone goes to work.
Many people who lose their jobs, unfortunately, aren’t eligible for unemployment benefits at all.
Most of those who are eligible for unemployment nonetheless return to work well... read more
Posted on 10/24/16 by Wendy Patton in Basic Needs + Unemployment Insurance
Food aid kept 741,000 Ohio children from being hungry in 2014 – more than a quarter of our babies and toddlers, nearly a third of our elementary school kids and about a fifth of our... read more
Posted on 10/18/16 in Education & Training
Talk to an educator or policymaker about elementary and secondary education in the United States and before long you’ll hear it referred to as “K-12.” The United States is not alone in maintaining a public... read more
Posted on 10/06/16 by Victoria Jackson in Education & Training
Art often grapples with issues affecting society, so it is no surprise that the theme of student debt is now making its way into music and other art.
References to college financing in art help show... read more
Posted on 10/05/16 by Wendy Patton in Democracy & Government
Senate Bill 329, which would give legislative committees the power to eliminate whole agencies in the executive branch, streaked through the Senate in two days. It is a blitzkrieg attack on public services. It would... read more