Rx BALLOT ISSUE 2

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The November Ballot Issue 2 is a Prescription for Disaster

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In November 2017, Ohioans will vote on Issue 2, 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 ISSUE 2: 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: Issue 2 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 Issue 2. 

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THE DANGEROUS CONSEQUENCES OF ISSUE 2

Experienced experts agree: Issue 2 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: Issue 2 won’t lower costs….for anyone.

Higher Drug Costs. Reduced Access to Medicines.

Experts say Issue 2 would be nearly impossible to implement and will lead to more red tape and government bureaucracy. What’s more, the Issue 2'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 Children’s 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 Hematology Oncology Society
  • Ohio Ophthalmological Society
  • Ohio Psychiatric Physicians Association
  • Healing Hearts of Central Ohio
  • Equitas Health
  • Ohio Society for Health System Pharmacists
  • 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
  • Prevention Action Alliance
  • National Community Pharmacists Association
  • Pharmaceutical Research & Manufacturers of America (PhRMA)
  • Ohio Sickle Cell and Health Association
  • Ohio Affiliate of Prevent Blindness
  • The Academy of Medicine of Cleveland & Northern Ohio
  • Butler County Medical Society
  • The Interdenominational Ministerial Alliance of Columbus and Vicinity
  • Columbus Branch NAACP
  • Ohio Alliance for Civil Justice
  • PERI, Public Employee Retirees, Inc.
  • Ohio Farm Bureau Federation
  • Ohio Chamber of Commerce 
  • Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce
  • Dayton Regional Chamber of Commerce
  • Employers Health Purchasing Corporation
  • Ohio Manufacturers’ Association
  • ACT Ohio – Ohio’s Affiliated Construction Trades
  • The Ohio Council of Retail Merchants
  • Ohio Grocers Association 
  • 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
  • Department of Ohio Marine Corps League
  • Ohio State Association of County Veterans Service Officers 
  • Ohio State Association of County Veterans Service Commissioners
  • Italian American War Veterans, Ohio Post 34
  • 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
  • Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America
  • Concerned Veterans of America
  • The Retired Enlisted Association
  • BioOhio
  • Biotechnology Innovation Organization
  • Ohio Fire Chiefs’ Association
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