OMA Opposes Health Care Mandate Bill


This week the OMA filed a letter with Rep. Tim Brown (R-Perrysburg), Chairman, House Government Accountability and Oversight Committee, to oppose House Bill 350, which would mandate autism coverage for certain types of health care plans where autism benefits are not already mandated. In its letter, OMA explained: “The OMA has historically opposed health insurance-related mandates because they increase cost and limit flexibility for employers that seek to provide health care plans for their employees.  Our position has been to allow the market, not the government, to drive the features and benefits of health care insurance products.”