Patient-centered care shouldn’t be just a slogan

Recently I heard from a woman in rural Nebraska who told me about her 76-year-old father, who in late April had a lemon-size cancerous mass removed fr...

June 23rd, 2017 |  


Everything pharmaceutical companies Hhate

Everything pharmaceutical companies Hhate

Earlier this year, my work to lower drug prices for Ohio families was described as combining “every policy idea drug lobbyists hate.” And ...

June 22nd, 2017 |  


How to survive caring for aging parents

For 11 years I pleaded with my challenging elderly father to allow a caregiver to help him with my ailing mother, but he always insisted on taking car...

June 21st, 2017 |  


Boomer Blog: Showing my age – again

Every time I turned around last week, my age seemed to assert itself. My thoughts turned again and again to the past, as my showing-old-age filter fun...

June 18th, 2017 |  


Introducing Ohio’s next generation to manufacturing

Introducing Ohio’s next generation to manufacturing

A few years ago, I was talking to an official in the last administration about how to best support American manufacturing, and he remarked to me, R...

June 13th, 2017 |  


Carol Marak at Seniorcare.com has ideas about making your voice heard.

The n4a.org reviewed and analyzed the President’s 2018 Budget Proposal. It shows deep cuts to domestic and safety net programs, increase in defe...

June 11th, 2017 |  


Boomer Blog: The ugh of the lug in luggage

I was more than excited to receive my first set of luggage: two suitcases and a train case – all with a blue, pebbly finish. The high school gra...

June 11th, 2017 |  


Destroying public records is wrong answer to a real problem

Destroying public records is wrong answer to a real problem

As a lobbyist for the Ohio News Media Association, I sometimes see things in politics that make me want to cry, but I’ve only teared up once in ...

June 8th, 2017 |  


We must protect healthcare for Ohio veterans

We must protect healthcare for Ohio veterans

We owe all of our veterans and their families who support them our gratitude, our respect, and access to quality, affordable healthcare. It’s de...

June 8th, 2017 |  


Representative Nino Vitale votes no on 4,500-page budget bill

Representative Nino Vitale votes no on 4,500-page budget bill

President Trump told voters he would remove the United States from agreements that he feels are harmful to America. But is the Paris Accord harmful? M...

June 7th, 2017 |