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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

NOBLE urges action on State budget issues

(Plain Press, September 2017)     Northern Ohioans for Budget Legislation Equality (NOBLE) urges Ohioans to call state officials to tell them to keep Medicaid expansion in place in Ohio, and to protect transit agencies and county governments from major cuts in revenue. Medicaid Expansion:  Your action is urgently needed TODAY! The Fight for Medicaid Expansion is … Continue reading

MetroHealth System selects master architect and engineer for campus transformation

(Plain Press, August 2017)   MetroHealth System announced it has selected Hammel, Green and Abrahamson, Inc. (HGA) to lead the design planning, architecture and engineering of The MetroHealth System’s campus transformation, which includes the construction of a new hospital tower on its West 25th Street main campus. MetroHealth’s Board of Trustees approved the selection of … Continue reading

Everyone needs a hero

by M. Yesenia Summers (Plain Press, June 2017)               Imagine a young child looking out of his hospital window. The weather is grey and gloomy; inside the room the atmosphere isn’t much better. Mom, dad and other family members are forcing artificial cheerfulness. This young boy is fighting a serious illness and sits in … Continue reading

Health coverage in jeopardy for 100’s of thousands of Ohioans

by Larry Bresler (Plain Press, June 2017)      There has been much publicity about the fight to retain the Affordable Care Act commonly known as Obama Care including Medicaid Expansion. However, the state budget in Ohio currently being determined, is also reviewing Medicaid Expansion and there is a battle to pass it with without cutting people … Continue reading

Neighborhood Family Practice celebrates opening of new Puritas Community Health Center

(Plain Press, May 2017)       Neighborhood Family Practice hosted a grand opening celebration for its new Puritas Community Health Center at 14625 Puritas on April 10th. Residents of Bellaire Puritas joined with Neighborhood Family Practice staff and board members and political representatives from the city, county, state and federal government for the celebration. Youths from … Continue reading

Malachi House receives grants for capital improvements

(Plain Press, April 2017)                Malachi House, a home for the terminally ill who are in need, has received $159,000 in grants that it plans to use to update its kitchen, generator, resident furnishings, basement and laundry. Malachi House, located in the Ohio City neighborhood in a beautiful home-like setting, serves as many as 15 … Continue reading

MetroHealth issues bonds for continuing campus transformation

(Plain Press, April 2017)                On March 22, the MetroHealth Board of Trustees unanimously approved the issuance and sale of up to $1.3 billion in bonds to fund the health system’s campus transformation. MetroHealth anticipates a 40-year final maturity to fund all associated costs of the campus transformation. MetroHealth self-issued the bonds. Bank of America … Continue reading

City Club speaker shares research on Medicaid

(Plain Press, March 2017) Speaking at the City Club on February 7th, Dr. Benjamin Sommers, a health economist and physician who studies health policy for vulnerable populations, shared his thoughts in a talk titled “Medicaid and Health Reform – past, present and uncertain future.” Dr. Sommers said that while President Donald Trump and the Republican-controlled … Continue reading