Rx BALLOT ISSUE

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The November 2017 Ohio Rx Ballot Issue is a Prescription for Disaster

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In November 2017, Ohioans will vote on a flawed, deceptive ballot issue. The proposed law is a bad deal for Ohio and Ohioans. It imposes unworkable price controls on prescription drugs purchased by state government. If passed, it will lead to bureaucratic delays, lawsuits and higher costs for taxpayers. Stand up for Ohio and join doctors, nurses, patients, veterans, businesses, labor leaders, the faith community and other Ohioans to oppose this risky scheme.

ABOUT THE DECEPTIVE BALLOT ISSUE

Ohioans need access to affordable medications. But the so-called "Ohio Drug Price Relief Act" won't fix the problem or do what it promises—in fact, it could make things worse. Plus, the devil is always in the details, and this vague proposal contains no language or guidance whatsoever regarding how it would be implemented. Sound risky? We agree.

Here's the truth: the Deceptive Rx Issue is costly and unworkable. The main funder is a controversial California activist whose tax exempt billion-dollar-a-year organization makes nearly 80% of its revenue from selling prescription drugs. His “plan” could drive up health care costs and limit access to medicines for millions of Ohioans. That’s why Ohioans from all walks of life are uniting against this issue. 

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THE DANGEROUS CONSEQUENCES OF THE DECEPTIVE Rx BALLOT ISSUE

Experienced experts agree: the ballot proposal won't lower health care costs for Ohioans or save money for taxpayers. In fact, it could lead to increased costs for the majority of Ohioans, including seniors and veterans, while reducing patients’ access to needed medicines.

Hint: It won’t lower costs….for anyone.

Higher Drug Costs. Reduced Access to Medicines.

Experts say the measure would be nearly impossible to implement and will lead to more red tape and government bureaucracy. What’s more, the ballot issue’s sponsors cunningly slipped in an unprecedented provision giving them a blank check to intervene at taxpayer expense in any legal challenges that may be filed.

More Lawsuits. Wasted Tax Dollars.

WHO WE ARE

We're a growing coalition of everyday Ohioans, local organizations, and associations representing doctors, nurses, patients, veterans, businesses, labor leaders and the faith community; we stand united in rejecting this misguided, deceptive initiative.

“It sounds too good to be true—because it is.”

“Veterans organizations across Ohio are against it.”

Dr. Geraldine Urse

Columbus, OH

Thomas Moe

Colonel, U.S. Airforce, RET.
Lancaster, OH

REY THURSTON

Columbus, OH

Roger Kisiel

New Albany, OH

OUR BROAD AND GROWING COALITION 

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“It's a prescription for disaster.”

Tricia Frank

Galena, OH

Casey Paine

Pickerington, OH

“This thing will cost taxpayers millions.”

“It'll lead to more government red tape.”

“Seven million Ohioans get left out.'”

  • Ohio Nurses Association
  • Ohio State Medical Association
  • Ohio Hospital Association
  • Ohio Osteopathic Association
  • American Academy of Pediatrics, Ohio Chapter
  • American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, Ohio
  • Ohio Pharmacists Association
  • Ohio Foot and Ankle Medical Association
  • Ohio Ophthalmological Society
  • Ohio Psychiatric Physicians Association
  • Equitas Health
  • National Alliance on Mental Illness of Ohio 
  • Mental Health America of Franklin County
  • The Ohio Council of Behavioral Health & Family Services Providers 
  • Ohio Association of County Behavioral Health Authorities
  • Drug Free Action Alliance
  • Pharmaceutical Research & Manufacturers of America (PhRMA)
  • Ohio Sickle Cell and Health Association
  • Ohio Affiliate of Prevent Blindness
  • The Interdenominational Ministerial Alliance of Columbus and Vicinity
  • Columbus Branch NAACP
  • Ohio Chamber of Commerce 
  • Ashland Area Chamber
  • Ohio Manufacturers’ Association
  • ACT Ohio – Ohio’s Affiliated Construction Trades
  • The Buckeye Institute 
  • Ohio State Grange
  • Toledo Area Small Business Association 
  • Toledo Regional Chamber of Commerce
  • Veterans of Foreign Wars, Department of Ohio
  • The American Legion, Department of Ohio
  • Ohio State Association of County Veterans Service Officers 
  • Ohio State Association of County Veterans Service Commissioners
  • Jewish War Veterans, Department of Ohio
  • Catholic War Veterans, Department of Ohio
  • Military Order of the Purple Heart, Department of Ohio
  • Military Officers Association of America, Ohio Council of Chapters
  • Korean War Veterans Association, Department of Ohio
  • Ohio National Guard Association
  • Concerned Veterans of America
  • The Retired Enlisted Association
  • BioOhio
  • Biotechnology Innovation Organization
  • Ohio Fire Chiefs’ Association
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