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Rep. Cupp Introduces Ohio ACEP-Backed Liability Reform Bill

Ohio ACEP President offers heartfelt testimony in support of strengthening “I’m Sorry” law

House Bill 7, introduced by Rep. Robert Cupp (R – Lima) on February 1, would make a number of important reforms to liability protections for physicians. Ohio ACEP strongly supports the bill, which is a... [Read more]

Governor's Biennial Budget Bill Introduced

Gov. Kasich’s proposed budget would keep Medicaid expansion, tweak OARRS

Gov. John Kasich has unveiled his final biennial budget proposal as Ohio’s Governor. Introduced as House Bill 49, work on the budget proposal will dominate the first half of 2017 as legislators work to adopt... [Read more]

Ohio ACEP Attends House of Medicine Meeting

Gathering of medical organizations organized to discuss priority issues and strategy

Representatives from Ohio ACEP—President-Elect Dr. Purva Grover, Executive Director Laura Tiberi, and Chapter Lobbyist Amanda Sines—participated in a House of Medicine meeting on January 27. The meeting was with... [Read more]

The Ohio ACEP Emergency Medicine Forum: Your Cure for the Typical Advocacy Day!

Ohio ACEP EM Forum: May 2&3, 2017; Sheraton Columbus at Capitol Square

If you had the chance to talk to lawmakers about emergency medicine, what would you say?
Here’s your chance!


Join us and key Ohio legislators for Morning Rounds & Coffee Grounds: What's Brewing in Emergency Medicine, at the Ohio ACEP Emergency Medicine Forum!

Chapter President Meets With His Legislator—So Can You!

Informal meetings are a great way to introduce self, educate officials on healthcare issues 

Ohio ACEP President Dr. Michael McCrea recently met with his state representative, Rep. Theresa Gavarone to discuss emergency medicine at a local coffee shop. The casual meeting was a great opportunity for Dr. McCrea to connect with Rep. Gavarone on a personal basis and offer his expertise on issues related to health policy. We urge our members to reach out to their lawmakers as well! Interested? Check out these tips.

From National ACEP

ACEP & EMRA Leaders in Washington
On February 8, several ACEP and EMRA Board members were in DC to attend new Board member orientation, participate in several meetings with lawmakers and receive media training. During the meetings, the EM leaders discussed protecting patients' access to emergency services as Congress contemplates repealing the ACA, EMTALA liability protections for emergency and on-call physicians, establishing fair and transparent out-of-network reimbursement rates for emergency services, and VA emergency health care issues. Read more and listen to a TeleForum on Health Care Reform with House Budget Committee Chairperson Diane Black (R-TN).

ACEP Signs CMSS Letter on International Collaboration in Medicine
ACEP has signed a letter from the Council of Medical Specialty Societies (CMSS) expressing “concern that the recent executive order suspending some foreign entry into the United States will have a negative impact on patient care, medical research, the education of health professionals, and international scientific collaboration.” ACEP joins more than 30 other medical associations in signing the CMSS letter, which aligns with ACEP’s mission and values of access to care for all, diversity and inclusion, medical education support, and research. Read the entire statement and see the other medical specialties that join ACEP in expressing these views.

Ohio ACEP Government Affairs:

Bradley Raetzke, MD, FACEP
Co-Chair, Ohio ACEP Government Affairs
Matthew Sanders, DO, FACEP
Co-Chair, Ohio ACEP Government Affairs
Amanda Sines
Ohio ACEP Lobbyist
Government Advantage Group

In this issue:

Rep. Cupp Introduces Ohio ACEP-Backed Liability Reform Bill
Governor's Biennial Budget Bill Introduced
Ohio ACEP Attends House of Medicine Meeting
The Ohio ACEP Emergency Medicine Forum: Your Cure for the Typical Advocacy Day!
From National ACEP
Policy News & Opinion
Be an Ohio ACEP Advocate - Text ALERT to 52886

Do You Know Your State Legislators?

Ohio ACEP engages with legislators all over the state—but there is just no substitute for the words, “I am a resident of your district, and I think…”

So find out who your State Representative and Senator are—it’s as easy as entering your ZIP Code!

Easy Advocacy Tip

Find your legislators on social media! 

It's a great way to stay up to date on state government and what your legislators are working on!

Policy News & Opinion

Medical students, faculty rally to try to save Obamacare
Reuters
January 30, 2017

Rash of overdoses in Springfield strains resources
Springfield [OH] News-Sun
January 31, 2017

GOP talk shifts from replacing ObamaCare to repairing it
The Hill
February 1, 2017

Blame insurance companies, not docs, for ‘surprise’ bills
Fierce Healthcare
February 1, 2017

Guest commentary: The case against block grants for Medicaid
By Dr. Patricia Gabow for Modern Healthcare
February 1, 2017

Stopping Surprise Medical Bills: Federal Action Is Needed
Health Affairs
February 1, 2017

Grading Obamacare: Successes, Failures and ‘Incompletes’
The New York Times
February 5, 2017

Trump’s Travel Ban, Aimed at Terrorists, Has Blocked Doctors
The New York Times
February 6, 2017

Republicans: ObamaCare repeal starts this spring
The Hill
February 6, 2017

ACEP Signs CMSS Letter on International Collaboration in Medicine
ACEP Central Line blog
February 8, 2017

Tom Price Is Confirmed as Health Secretary
The New York Times
February 10, 2017

Editorial: More needed to fight overdoses
The Columbus Dispatch
February 13, 2017

Obamacare overhaul proposals create uncertainty for patients, providers
USA Today
February 13, 2017

Attending President Trump’s Inauguration Leaves Emergency Physician–Political Junkie Disheartened
By Dr. L. Anthony Cirillo for ACEP Now
February 13, 2017

GOP back to open combat over Obamacare
Politico
February 14, 2017

Will Obamacare Really Go Under the Knife?
The New York Times Magazine
February 14, 2017

Conservative GOP lawmakers back ObamaCare replacement
The Hill
February 15, 2017

US hospitals lawyer up on worries Trump might restrict foreign doctors
McClatchy
February 17, 2017

Policymakers and health professionals must collaborate to fight addiction
By ACEP President Dr. Rebecca Parker for The Hill
February 21, 2017

‘It saved my life': Talk of Obamacare repeal worries addicts
Salon
February 22, 2017

Trump: Healthcare plan coming in March
The Hill
February 22, 2017

Repeal of Health Law Faces Obstacles in House, Not Just in Senate
The New York Times
February 23, 2017

Support For Health Law Grows, Leaving Republicans In A Bind
Kaiser Health News
February 24, 2017

Kasich summoned to help craft Medicaid solution amid Obamacare repeal
The Columbus Dispatch
February 24, 2017

Leaked GOP Obamacare replacement shrinks subsidies, Medicaid expansion
Politico
February 24, 2017

Keep defending Ohio Medicaid expansion, Gov. Kasich
By the Cleveland Plain Dealer Editorial Board
February 25, 2017

Trump: 'Nobody knew that healthcare could be so complicated'
The Hill
February 27, 2017

Hospitals, Both Rural And Urban, Dread Losing Ground With Health Law Repeal
Kaiser Health News
February 28, 2017


                    
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