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Medicaid Works conference examines Medicaid Expansion’s first four years

by Chuck Hoven (Plain Press, September 2018)     In an effort to educate the public about Medicaid expansion in Ohio and its benefits, and to convince the next governor of Ohio to continue participation in the program, Governor John Kasich’s administration is holding meetings throughout the State to present findings from a recent study showing the … Continue reading

ADAMHS reveals new billboard and social media campaigns

by Victoria Shea (Plain Press, September 2018)          In honor of September being National Recovery Month, on August 27, Craig Dunson, CEO and Executive Director of Lifeworks Behavioral Health Solutions introduced the Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health Services  Board of Cuyahoga County’s (ADAMHS) fourteen Recovery Month Billboards that will appear around Cuyahoga County in … Continue reading

September 2018 Issue of the Plain Press – PDF

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Individuals posing as Premier Health Plan representatives try to steal premium funds

COLUMBUS — Ohio Department of Insurance Director Jillian Froment is warning Ohioans of an insurance fraud scam involving individuals posing as representatives of Dayton-based Premier Health Plan. Premier Health Plan, as of April 1, 2018, no longer offers health insurance products, but consumers from across the country are receiving numerous automated calls selling Premier Health … Continue reading

City Council Committee hears testimony from community groups on how to eliminate childhood lead poisoning

by Chuck Hoven (Plain Press, June 2018)    At its May 21 meeting, Cleveland City Council’s Health and Human Services Committee heard testimony from representatives of three different community groups working to address childhood lead poisoning in Cleveland. The hearing was the second in a series on the issues. Testifying before the committee were representatives from … Continue reading

City Council Health and Human Services Committee renews efforts to address lead poisoning of Cleveland’s children

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Ward 14 Town Hall meeting features update on MetroHealth Transformation Plan and panel discussion about housing resources

by Chuck Hoven (Plain Press, April 2018)       Ward 14 Council Member Jasmin Santana said, “I am overwhelmed by your support” as she greeted the one hundred and fifty residents attending her first Town Hall meeting, on March 22nd, at Lincoln West High School. Santana said this is “one of many town halls” she will … Continue reading

Four ways parents can help their children deal with stress

Four ways parents can help their children deal with stress (Plain Press, April 2018)Adults often complain they are “stressed out.” Increasingly, statistics show, American children are stressed out as well, and the effects on their health, emotional state, and cognitive ability can be significant. It’s well-documented that adult stress can lead to serious illnesses. But many … Continue reading

Medicaid Expansion:  Your action is urgently needed

(Plain Press, October 2017) Northern Ohioans for Budget Legislation Equality (NOBLE) issued a warning “the Fight for Medicaid Expansion is not over.” Reaching out to Plain Press readers the group said, “we need your help to ensure that individuals will continue to have access to affordable health care.” NOBLE said, Speaker of the Ohio House … Continue reading

How Issue 2 is For You

by Ken Frisof MD (Plain Press, October 2017) Most folks have seen TV ads for and against Issue 2. Mostly against it, because Issue 2 – to lower drug prices in Ohio – is opposed by PhRMA, the drug industry lobby, the lobby that has spent more than any other industry over the last 18 … Continue reading