October 6, 2017
Proposed budget would gut anti-hunger programs

"Elected officials know that I'm not going to take it easy on them when it comes to policies that impact low-income Ohioans," writes Lisa Hamler-Fugitt. "I've had the opportunity to attend hundreds of meetings with state and federal policymakers, testify before our state legislature and before congressional committees and comment on how proposals would affect people living at or near poverty levels. That's how government should work, and how it has worked throughout the three decades I've been an advocate. Those governing need to hear from us."

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September 22, 2017
Press Statement: Ohio Association of Foodbanks Exits Navigator Program

"Without adequate funding or a viable path forward, we have been forced to make an impossible choice. It is with incredible disappointment that we regrettably announce our decision to exit the Navigator program. Help will still be available by contacting the Marketplace at 1-800-318-2596 or by visiting HealthCare.gov. The ACA remains the law of the land, and Open Enrollment in 2018 Marketplace plans will take place from November 1 through December 15, 2017."

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September 16, 2017
Navigators for Ohio's uninsured shocked by 71% cut in funding

"In Ohio and across the nation, navigator groups provide a variety of services, including providing outreach to people about how to obtain health coverage, helping them decide which insurance plans best meet their needs, and getting them signed up. Federal regulators had invited the Ohio Association of Foodbanks to apply for a $1.7 million grant. Now, they've been given two weeks to come up with a revised budget and plan for about a quarter of their annual spending."

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