SPAN In Action

  • Columbus First Stand Rally to save Social Securiy & Healthcare

    Columbus First Stand Rally to save Social Securiy & Healthcare

    Bob Krasen addresses the crowd of over 700 on behalf of SPAN Ohio Read More
  • Cleveland Walk for Healthcare Justice

    Cleveland Walk for Healthcare Justice

    Walking for healthcare justice, rain or shine! Read More
  • Lakewood Rally celebrating Medicare draws support from labor unions

    Lakewood Rally celebrating Medicare draws support from labor unions

    A great big thank you to our friends in the labor movement. Read More
  • Toledo Labor Day Parade

    Toledo Labor Day Parade

    Toledo activists march for health care justice. Read More
  • African American Wellness Walk - Riverscape MetroPark in Dayton

    African American Wellness Walk - Riverscape MetroPark in Dayton

    SPAN supporters in Region 7 provided literature and discussed health care issues with participants. Read More
  • Yellow Springs Street Fair

    Yellow Springs Street Fair

    Region 7 SPAN supporter engages fairgoers in conversation about health care as a human right. Read More
  • Toledo Activists March to Save Healthcare

    Toledo Activists March to Save Healthcare

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Single-Payer Action Network Ohio (SPAN Ohio) is a coalition of individuals and organizations working together to achieve fundamental reform of the health insurance system. SPAN Ohio is a non-partisan, non-profit 501(c)(4) organization. Donations to SPAN Ohio ARE NOT tax deductible.

Health Care for All Ohioans (HCFAO) is a 501(c)(3) public charity serving as the education arm of SPAN Ohio. Donations to HCFAO ARE tax deductible.


Donations to SPAN Ohio help cover operating and lobbying expenses and ARE NOT tax deductible.

Donations to HCFAO go to our education fund and ARE tax deductible.



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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:                                                                                                                                           
3:00 PM Sept. 26, 2011
Amendment to the Ohio Constitution


Single Payer Action Network Ohio is opposed to amending the Ohio constitution as stipulated in ballot issue 3 slated for the November ballot.

First there are serious fundamental legal contradictions within issue 3 that call into question the validity of states to attempt nullification of federal statutes in this way. Second, the idea that Ohio would amend its constitution to preclude the citizens of this state from enacting legislation through democratically elected representatives is antithetical to the freedoms we value as a self governing society. In addition, state laws already enacted with respect to health care access whether through workers compensation or state administered federal safety net programs, could be harmed dramatically by this vaguely written and poorly informed restrictive covenant.

Lastly, in spite of the passage of federal legislation to regulate and expand health insurance access, much more action is needed to secure the access to necessary care that enables the exercise of individual freedom. Tying the hands of state representatives with an amendment to the Ohio Constitution that says in effect “the state may not act” is inherently undemocratic and restricts the democratic freedoms of Ohio citizens.

Vote NO on Ohio Ballot Issue #3

Contact: Kurt Bateman, Director
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