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Health Care: Portman Not Thrilled with Senate Health Care Bill | June 23, 2017

Portman Not Thrilled with Senate Health Care Bill

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Senate’s draft of legislation intended to supplant the Affordable Care Act drew criticism from Democrats, progressive groups and even some Republicans. What is described as a “discussion draft” of the legislation was released Thursday, following weeks of closed-door meetings that drew bipartisan criticism. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell is said to […]

Health Care: Democrats, GOP React to Anthem’s ACA Pullout | June 7, 2017

Democrats, GOP React to Anthem’s ACA Pullout

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown accused President Trump and congressional Republicans of actively sabotaging the Affordable Care Act after Anthem announced Tuesday it will exit Ohio’s individual health insurance market in 2018. Anthem cited volatility in the individual market and “the lack of certainty of funding for cost sharing reduction subsidies.” The company […]

Health Care: Hospital’s ‘Dreaming Tree’ Art Takes Children Back to Nature | June 1, 2017

Hospital’s ‘Dreaming Tree’ Art Takes Children Back to Nature

BOARDMAN, Ohio – When the new addition to Akron Children’s Hospital Mahoning Valley opens, patients and their families will be greeted by an art installation that employed several techniques, including 3-D printing. The colorful “Dreaming Tree” sculpture hangs on the southern wall facing the entrance of the 51,000-square foot addition to Building A on the […]

Health Care: 29 Companies Share $677K in BWC Safety Grants | May 31, 2017

29 Companies Share $677K in BWC Safety Grants

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Three companies in the Mahoning Valley are among 29 Ohio employers that will share $677,000 in grants from the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation. The grants will fund the purchase of equipment designed to substantially reduce or eliminate workplace injuries and illnesses. BWC’s Safety Intervention Grant program provides employers with a 3-to-1 […]

Health Care: CBO Scoring of Health Care Bill Draws Criticism | May 25, 2017

CBO Scoring of Health Care Bill Draws Criticism

WASHINGTON – Democrats and advocacy groups wasted little time responding to the Congressional Budget office’s scoring of the American Health Care Act, legislation passed earlier this year to begin dismantling the Affordable Care Act. The CBO scoring, released Thursday, projects 14 million more Americans would be without health insurance coverage under AHCA by next year. […]