Last week, Governor Kasich released his plan for the "Mid-Biennium Review" (MBR). As the budget relates to health, human services, and early care & education, Advocates for Ohio's Future was encouraged by the initial statements from the Administration. The Governor's Office of Health Transformation hopes to build on the reforms in last year’s biennial budget (HB 153) to implement big changes in long-term care, health care, and behavioral health. There are also new proposals for policy changes in workforce investment, eligibility determination, and early learning initiatives.
Actual language for the MBR budget was introduced Friday late afternoon as House Bill 487 (HB 487). It is over 2,800 pages long. AOF is reviewing the bill closely for its impact on health, human service, and early care & education programs.
Click here for a brief summary of the MBR from the Ohio Association of Child Caring Agencies (OACCA).
To learn more about the MBR and its impact on vital public services, we invite you to join a webinar on Thursday, March 29, from 3-4 p.m.
Click here for more details. Or click here to register.
By the time the webinar rolls around, we expect to know more about the budget and its implications. We'll also be rolling out our advocacy platform during the webinar. Register for our webinar, and stay tuned for further analysis, action alerts, and other opportunities to get involved in this debate. Thanks!