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The Mid-Term Election Was Not a Mandate to Repeal Health Reform.

This statement can be attributed to Col Owens and Cathy Levine, Co-Chairs of Ohio Consumers for Health Coverage.

"While the mid-term election results were not great news for supporters of health care reform and the Affordable Care Act (ACA), the results are not a mandate to repeal reform. A Wall Street Journal/NBC survey found that while Americans dislike certain parts of the law, they do not want it dismantled.

The Mid-term Election Was Not a Mandate to Repeal Health Reform: A Message From Cathy Levine, Executive Director of UHCAN Ohio

Dear friends,

There’s no way around it: the mid-term election results were not great news for supporters of health care
reform and the Affordable Care Act (ACA). But, nor were the elections a mandate to repeal reform.

Last night was about the economy, disenchanted voters staying home, and many other factors that will be
analyzed to death in years to come. But it was not a referendum on the Affordable Care Act.

Policy analyst Peter VanVranken wrote today:

Village lessons on the dental access crisis: Alaska’s program a potential model for the lower 48

This blog was originally posted on Say Ahhhh! A Children’s Health Policy Blog.

Village lessons on the dental access crisis: Alaska’s program a potential model for the lower 48 -

In late August, I found myself in a small conference room in a sub-regional clinic (SRC) in St. Mary’s, Alaska, a village of 549 Yup’ik residents, listening to Bernadette Charles describe how she is working to meet the village’s oral health needs. Not only was her passion for preventing disease and serving her community admirable, her presence in this small village offers policy professionals a promising approach on how to expand dental care to rural and underserved communities.

Oral health is essential to overall health, yet nearly 50 million Americans lack access to a dentist for

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Background:

With the passage of health care reform, Ohio’s policymakers and stakeholder groups are working on proposals to expand access to quality, affordable health care that take advantage of opportunities in the new law.  Businesses, hospitals, insurers and other stakeholders are actively protecting their interests. But who is looking out for consumers?

For robust implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) to occur and serve the needs of consumers, two needs must be met:

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