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5 Commonsense Steps Toward Ohio’s Economic Leadership

5 Commonsense Steps Toward Ohio’s Economic Leadership

At the turn of the 20th Century, my great-great grandfather was the village blacksmith in my hometown of Cardington. He worked hard to support his family and serve our community. He, and millions like him across our state, was part of a generation of Ohioans that brought light and flight to the world, revolutionized the

Fundamental Failure: Obamacare Deductibles Too Steep for Primary Consumers

At a recent meeting of the Wayne County Commissioners in Wooster, Ohio, the director of a local clinic that provides medical care for low income individuals said that the high deductibles in the federal Exchanges have created new barriers to health care and that the expansion of Medicaid has shifted the burden of low income

How Speaker Boehner Can Overcome Low Ratings and an Anti-Incumbent Mood

Losses in popularity are common for those in the political spotlight.  It starts after the end of the “honeymoon” period and can be an ever-present annoyance throughout a leader’s years in authority.  Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio 8th district) is dealing with a slide that has previously been experienced by staunch adversaries like Senate Majority Leader

ObamaCare Deals a Brutal Blow to Ohio’s Youth

For too many of Ohio’s college students, their first taste of “the real world” is coming courtesy of the negative impacts caused by ObamaCare.  Unfortunately for these young people, the taste will be bitter as they come face-to-face with the reality that ObamaCare is becoming the cause rather than the cure for many of their

Why the GOP Can’t Wait Until 2016 to Act, Part 2

Why  “Now”  and   Not  2016 Whether or not the thought pleases us, we are already on the road to the next presidential election.  Without a strong Republican showing in this year’s midterm election, we cannot realistically expect to slow the train of destruction that accelerated on that bleak November 6, 2012 when President Obama

ObamaCare Breaking the Backbone of the Economy

The National Small Business Association recently released its 2014 Small Business Health Care Survey.  The survey reveals that 91% of respondents reported an increase in the costs of their health plans at their most recent renewal. [Related on OCR: “Obamacare Sticker Shock, Part 1: Premiums Expected To Rise 88%”] One in four small businesses saw

Whose Money Is It — Yours or ODT’s?

The government may owe you money! It sounds like a line from a too-good-to-be-true infomercial or internet ad, but unfortunately, in Ohio, it was very recently the case. The Ohio Department of Taxation has been exposed for improperly withholding $31 million in business tax refunds. A recent Inspector General’s report revealed that not only was

Q&A on The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (“ObamaCare”)

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 (the “ACA” or “ObamaCare”) has occupied the public debate for the last several months. However, much of the media coverage of these issues is highly inaccurate and generally untrustworthy. This problem is exacerbated by the lack of accurate information flowing from the political class in Washington,

Yes, Virginia, The Federal Health Law Does Cover Abortion

I can’t say I was ever lost, but I was bewildered once for three days. —Daniel Boone Before President Obama’s so-called Affordable Care Act was even signed, concerns surfaced over whether abortion funding was included. The President’s administration and supporters pooh-poohed claims that it would be, and due to the bill’s immense size and complexities,

Obamacare Sticker Shock, Part 3: How Medicaid Expansion Will Gouge Ohio Premiums

[Editor’s note: In the first article in this series, Josh Brown maps out why Ohio insurance premiums will rise 80-88% in the coming years. He discussed the disastrous results in states that required insurance companies to cover pre-existing conditions (a policy called “guaranteed issue”).  Brown’s second article showed how Massachusetts tried to solve those problems

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