To see a list of health-care related bills pending in the Ohio General Assembly, click here.
To find bills by bill number, sponsor, or keywords, click here.
To identify and contact your State Senator or State Representative, click here.
Urge Your Representative in the U.S. Congress to
Cosponsor "Training Tomorrow's Doctors Today Act" (HR 1201)
Reps. Aaron Schock (R-IL) and Allyson Schwartz (D-PA) recently introduced the "Training Tomorrow's Doctors Today" (HR 1201). This legislation aims to ensure that teaching hospitals have the flexibility to train a greater number of physicians to meet the growing health care needs of the nation.
Experts have reached consensus that by 2020 the United States will face a shortage of 85,000 to 200,000 physicians. HR 1201 will focus on those states and communities that face the greatest need. Hospitals that are currently training residents over their cap, residing in states with new medical schools, and those emphasizing training in community-based settings stand to benefit; thus, providing trained physicians in areas of greatest need.
The AOA Grassroots Advocacy Link (GOAL) is designed to help OOA members communicate with Ohio's Congressional Delegation in Washington D.C. via email or fax. Get linked to your Member of Congress and U.S. Senator by clicking here.
Contact Your Lawmakers at the Ohio Statehouse
Get linked to your State Representative and/or State Senator here to send a personalized e-mail or make a telephone call in response to an OOA Legislative Alert:
- If you know your State Senator's name, click here.
- If you know your State Representative's name, click here.
- If you don't know your state legislators' names, click here and enter your home zip code plus four to get contact information.
Sign Up To Be A Key Contact
The OOA Key Contacts Program complements staff efforts in Columbus. Key Contacts agree to maintain on-going communication with their state representative and senator. They are provided with tools and sample letters to help explain how proposed legislation will affect physicians and their patients.