Single-Payer Bills Introduced in Ohio General Assembly

For each new session of the General Assembly, bills introduced in previous sessions which have not been acted upon must be reintroduced if action by the new Assembly is desired. Below is the history of SPAN-backed single-payer bills that have been introduced in the Ohio General Assembly, from the latest to the earliest.

In March, 2017, SB No. 91, The Ohio Health Plan, was introduced in the 132nd Ohio General Assembly jointly sponsored by Senators Michael Skindell and Charleta Tavares and co-sponsored by Senators Edna Brown, Vernon Sykes, Cecil Thomas, Sandra Williams and Kenny Yuko.  CURRENT STATUS: As introduced.

In April, 2015, SB No. 137, the Ohio Health Care Plan to provide universal health care coverage to all Ohio residents, was introduced in the 131st Ohio General Assembly jointly sponsored by Senators Michael Skindell and Charleta Tavares and co-sponsored by Senators Edna Brown, Cecil Thomas, Sandra Williams and Kenny Yuko. NO ACTION TAKEN.

In April, 2013, SB No. 104 was introduced in the Senate of the 130th Ohio General Assembly by Senator Michael Skindell, with co-sponsors Edna Brown, Charleta Tavares and Nina Turner. Assigned to the Senate Medicaid, Health and Human Services Committee.  Members are: Shannon Jones, Chair; Dave Burke, Vice Chair; Capri Cafaro, Ranking Minority Member; Edna Brown, Randy Gardner, Kris Jordan, Peggy Lehner, Scott Oelslager, and Charleta Tavares. NO ACTION TAKEN.

In April, 2013, HB No. 121 was introduced in the House of the 130th Ohio General Assembly by Representatives Mike Foley and Robert Hagan, with co-sponsors Nickie Antonio, Barbara Boyd, John Patterson and Dan Ramos. Assigned to the House Insurance Committee. Members are: Bob Hackett, Chair; Michael Henne, Vice Chair; John Patrick Carney, Ranking Minority Member; John Adams, Michael Ashford, Jim Butler, Anthon DiVitis, Stephanie Kunze, Tracy Maxwell Heard, Ross McGregor, Mark Romanchuk, Barbara Sears, Marilyn Slaby, Richard Sprague, Michael Stinziano, and Fred Strahorn. NO ACTION TAKEN.

In March, 2011, SB No. 112 was introduced in the Senate of the 129th Ohio General Assembly by Senator Michael Skindell (23), with co-sponsor Senator Nina Turner (25).   NO ACTION TAKEN.

On June 29, 2011, HB No. 287 was introduced in the House of the 129th Ohio General Assembly by Representatives Mike Foley and Bob Hagan, with co-sponsors Nickie Antonio (13), Barbara Boyd (09), Tom Letson (64), Clayton Luckie (39), Dale Mallory (32), Dan Ramos (56), Sandra Williams (11) and Kenny Yuko (07). NO ACTION TAKEN.

On April 29, 2009, HB No. 186 was reintroduced as HB 159 in the House of the 128th Ohio General Assembly jointly by Representatives Michael Skindelland Robert Hagan and co-sponsors Barbara Boyd, Edna Brown, Michael DeBose, John DomenickMike Foley, Marian Harris, Sandra Stabile Harwood, Joseph Koziura, Tom Letson, Clayton Luckie, Dale Mallory, Peter Ujvagi, W. Carlton Weddington, Sandra Williams, and Kenny Yuko. NO ACTION TAKEN

On April 25, 2007, HB No. 548 was reintroduced as HB 186 in the House of the 127th Ohio General Assembly by Representative Michael Skindell (13) and co-sponsors Jennifer Brady (16), Edna Brown (48), Michael DeBose (12), John Domenick (95), Lorraine Fende (62). Mike Foley (14), Bob Hagan (60), Joseph Koziura (56), Tom Letson (64), Clayton Luckie (39), Dale Mallory (32), Eugene Miller (10), Dan Stewart (25), Peter Ujvagi (47), Sandra Williams (11), and Kenny Yuko (07). NO ACTION TAKEN

On May 15, 2007, SB No. 263 was reintroduced as SB 168 in the Senate of the 127th Ohio General Assembly by Senator Dale Miller (23) and co-sponsors Teresa Fedor (11), Sue Morano (13), Tom Roberts (05), and Shirley Smith (21). NO ACTION TAKEN

On May 17, 2005, HB No. 548 was reintroduced as HB 263 in the House of the 126th Ohio General Assembly by Representative Michael Skindell (13) and co-sponsors Dixie Allen (39), Edna Brown (48), Annie Key (11) Joseph Koziura (56), Dale Miller (14), Sylvester Patton (60), Shirley Smith (10), Barbara Sykes (44), Peter Ujvagi (47), Brian Williams (41), Claudette Woodard (9), and Ken Yuko (7). NO ACTION TAKEN

On September 9, 2004, the day that SPAN Ohio formally announced the kickoff of its petition compaign, bills mirroring the petition were introduced in both chambers of the 125th Ohio General Assembly.

HB No. 548 was introduced in the House by Representative Michael Skindell (13) and co-sponsors Catherine Barrett (32), Joyce Beatty (27), Mary Cirelli (52), Annie Key (11), Joseph Koziura (56), Dale Miller (14), Sylvester Patton (60), Larry Price (26), Dan Sferra (64), Shirley Smith (10), Barbara Sykes (44), and Claudette Woodard (9). NO ACTION TAKEN

 

SB No. 263 was introduced in the Senate by Senator Bob Hagan (33) and co-sponsors Dan Brady (23), Teresa Fedor (11) and Ray Miller (15). NO ACTION TAKEN

Updated 4/10/13

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