Economic Prosperity

Protecting Ohioans’ Healthcare

After the 2016 election, Republicans quickly got to work devising their plan to repeal the Affordable Care Act. However, what Republicans didn’t anticipate — and what ultimately fended off their attempts to strip health care from millions of Americans — was the enormous groundswell of local activism opposing Republican efforts to repeal the health care law. Through phone calls, letters, rallies, and town halls, Ohioans sent a clear message to Washington that we will hold lawmakers accountable for partisan attacks on our health care.

Together with local activists and organizations, community leaders, and other Ohioans concerned about the future of our health care, For Ohio’s Future helped organize and elevate the voices of countless Ohioans who believe in protecting and strengthening — not destroying — the Affordable Care Act.

Your stories and actions are making the difference. And although Republicans in the Statehouse, Congress, and the White House continue to try to sabotage the health care law, For Ohio’s Future will continue to stand up for every Ohioan’s right to have quality, affordable health coverage.

Here’s a snapshot of how For Ohio’s Future is working to protect health care:

Helped elevate the stories of Ohioans who would be personally impacted by the repeal of the Affordable Care Act, whether directly through their own care or the care of a loved one.


Ohioans across the state share their stories, stand together to stop the Republican plans to repeal health care.

“I’m here because I’m a recovering addict. This health bill just passed by the House would put thousands of people like me across Ohio at risk by making insurance unaffordable and out of reach.” – OSU junior Jacob Carruthers.

Community conversation on health care in Youngstown


Medicaid recipient shares her personal story with WCPO in Cincinnati

Supported rallies and town halls throughout the state urging lawmakers to protect, not destroy, the Affordable Care Act.


Protesters at The Ohio State University rally against the GOP health care repeal



Cincinnatians rally against ACA repeal at Sen. Rob Portman’s office



Columbus was one of the locations across the state with “Stop Playing Games with Health Care” events


Chillicothe Gazette: Town hall examines health care worries


At town hall in Toledo, the interfaith community and Rep. Marcy Kaptur call on the GOP to protect affordable health care


In Youngstown, protesters outside of a Trump event highlight health care


“Our Lives on the Line” rally in Dayton


“Drive For Our Lives” bus tour stop in Cincinnati with former Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius


Helped organize and elevate petition deliveries and office visits urging Ohio lawmakers to protect Ohioans’ access to affordable health care.



Bus leaves Columbus for Washington, D.C. to press Sen. Rob Portman on health care


Faith leader letter delivery and vigil in Cincinnati


Held Ohio lawmakers accountable for their vote on health care repeal, reminding them that Ohioans’ will remember whether or not their representative fought to defend their health care.




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