Prognosis Ohio: Refugee and Immigrant Health in Central Ohio, with State Senator Tina Maharath

Jul 15, 2019

In this episode, host Dan Skinner (@danielrskinner) interviewed Senator Tina Maharath. Senator Maharath represents Ohio’s 3rd Senate district, is the ranking minority member on the Local Government, Public Safety and Veterans Affairs committee, and sits on the Health, Human Services and Medicaid committee. You can follow her on Twitter at @TinaOHSen3

In our news roundup, we discussed:

1. The current constitutional challenge to the ACA. To read more, check out this Vox article on Texas v. Azar and read AG Yost's statement on the case or check out Politifact’s coverage of Gov. DeWine's past opinions on the ACA.

2. The renegotiation of managed care contracts, as covered by the Dayton Daily News, and referenced a Community Solutions report on managed care spending. Go here to provide input to Ohio's Department of Medicaid as it goes through the rebidding process. (We also mentioned some recent comments by Loren Anthes on the issue. You can follow Loren on Twitter here: @lorenanthes

3. HB 180, introduced by Rep. Jena Powell, which aims to declare pornography a public health crisis.. To learn more, check out this WOSU article on the controversial bill.

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