(Columbus, OH) The universal healthcare debate moves to the Ohio Statehouse.
Toledo Democrat Teresa Fedor is one of two state representatives introducing a bill to create a single-payer health care plan in Ohio. The so-called Ohio Health Security Health Act would universally cover medical, dental, and vision services.
Payments would be made to health care providers for eligible benefits from a single public fund-- the Ohio Health Care Fund.
Under the plan, all Ohioans could elect to receive health coverage regardless of income or employment status, and there would be no exclusions for pre-existing conditions.
In a statement, Fedor says too many Ohioans are still struggling to get the care they need when they need it. The bill is unlikely to get much traction in the Republican-controlled statehouse, mainly because the proposal would mean tax increases to pay for it.