Columbus is host to the National Hockey League All Star game this week-end. The NHL showcase will bring thousands fans and visitors to the city as well as international media attention.
New PAC Forms To Oppose Issue 3
Opponents of the health care issue on Ohioâ€™s ballot this fall have formed a coalition.
It includes nearly three dozen groups from around the state. Spokesman Brian Rothenberg says many are groups that focus on healthâ€¦. groups like the Ohio Public Health Association and the Ohio Nurses Association.
“There are strong coalitions of health care advocates that have been working on this, consumer advocates have been working on this. So it wasn’t as if you didn’t have a sort of built-in structure to do this,” Rotherburg says.
Rothenberg says the coalition wonâ€™t have a lot of money to convey its message. Backers of issue three say passage of it would allow Ohioans to be exempt from the federal health care law mandate. But Rothenberg says thatâ€™s an issue that will be determined by courtsâ€¦.and he contends the issue could end up wiping out important health provisions that are popular with many Ohioans.