Union submits more signatures for dialysis profits ballot initiative in Ohio

www.healio.com | 8/6/2018 | Staff
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Organizers of a union-backed initiative to limit dialysis provider profits in Ohio have submitted additional signatures that should get the measure on the Nov. 6 election ballot.

Told Healio/Nephrology.” Wherley said the Ohio Secretary of State has until Sept. 2 to certify the signatures.

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The union and other backers of the Ohio initiative, called the Kidney Patient Protection Amendment, had submitted 296,080 signatures by the July 19 deadline, but were short 9,511 of the 305,591 required to meet the constitutional and legal requirements to get on the Nov. 6 ballot. Based on the initial number of signatures turned in to the state, the Secretary of State Office gave supporters an additional 10 days to address the signature shortfall. The state determines the required valid signatures based on a number equal to 10% of the total votes cast for governor in the most recent gubernatorial election, which was in 2014.

As part of the total number of signatures needed to place the measure on the state-wide ballot, petitioners must also submit signatures from at least 44 of Ohio’s 88 counties.

Ohio - Initiative - Intent - November - Ballot

The Ohio initiative is similar in intent to one that is set for the November ballot in California. Both proposals, backed by the SEIU, call for limiting profits of dialysis providers to no more than...
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