Thank you to The Blade for drawing attention to the need to fund our community health centers (Feb. 5, “Fund local health centers”). It’s unacceptable that health centers across Ohio have now gone more than 125 days without any certainty that they’ll have the funding they need to keep operating and serve patients.
This week, Senator Rob Portman and I joined a bipartisan group of our colleagues in sending a letter to the Senate leaders of both parties, asking them to work with us to immediately reauthorize funding for these vital lifelines that provide affordable, accessible care for 27 million Americans, including more than 700,000 Ohioans.
This is no place for partisanship — community health centers need to know they’ll be able to keep their doors open, and patients need to know they’ll be able to continue to see their doctors.
A flawed argument
In response to Keith Burris’ Feb. 4 column, “The last gentleman,” let me say I’m glad his memories of his grandfather are so loving, as they should be. The assertion, however, that the 1960s, feminism, and social media caused this climate of sexual harassment and violence against women is completely flawed.
This didn’t start in more modern times — it just became easier to expose it.
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