Bad for Business
Issue 2 is bad for businesses and taxpayers. It imposes artificial price controls, lacks operational guidelines and if passed, could lead to lawsuits and higher costs for the majority of Ohioans.
- Market interference. Issue 2 would establish artificial price fixing that could expand to other industries or products in the future.
- Higher prescription drug costs. The majority of Ohioans who use employer-based or private insurance could see higher prescription drug costs.
- More lawsuit abuse. The promoters of Issue 2 inserted an unprecedented provision giving themselves the right to intervene at taxpayer expense in any legal challenges that may be filed against Issue 2 if it becomes a law. This provision would give the sponsors a blank check to defend any part of the law, and require taxpayers reimburse their legal fees regardless of whether they win or lose.