PATIENTS AND HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS
Higher Drug Prices and Reduced Access to Treatment
Issue 2 is bad for medical providers, patients and the state. Three former Ohio Medicaid directors representing both Republican and Democratic administrations analyzed the proposal and concluded that it is unlikely to reduce drug costs and could actually increase costs, could reduce patient access to a variety of important medicines and would be nearly impossible to implement.
The lack of detail and information about how to implement the measure is likely to lead to bureaucratic in-fighting, delays, lawsuits and higher costs for patients and taxpayers.
Ohio’s medical providers and patient advocates should join the Ohio Nurses Association; the Ohio State Medical Association; the American Academy of Pediatrics, Ohio Chapter; the Ohio Hospital Association and other medical providers and health advocacy groups in opposing Issue 2.