June 17, 2021

The Columbus Dispatch: Letter to the Editor: House Bill 248 must be defeated

Kelly O’Reilly, President and CEO, Ohio Association of Health Plans

As many now know all too well, Ohio was in the national spotlight recently following a hearing in the Ohio House where anti-vaccine advocates espoused bizarre, unscientific and patently false theories about the dangers of the COVID-19 vaccine.

The context of this conversation was Ohio House Bill 248, proposed legislation that would destroy our public health framework’s ability to prevent outbreaks of all vaccine preventable diseases — not just COVID-19 — putting all Ohioans, especially our children, at risk.

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