July 24, 2017

1. In the Nation: Obamacare Repeal Still in Limbo
The legislative landscape continues to shift regarding repeal and possibly replace the Affordable Care Act. After two delays, could a version still pass the Senate? According to some experts, there are five compelling reasons why health care would fail, and three why it may not. The next vote is expected Tuesday.

2. In the State: CCS Webinar on Enacted Budget
After a whirlwind process of revenue adjustments, vetoes and overrides, Ohio has met its mandate of passing a biennial budget, HB 49. Even though the legislation has been enacted, there remains the potential that a number of issues are up for debate as the Senate considers the House's override votes. On August 3 at 12 pm, join the CCS Policy Team as they review what's in HB 49 and what it means for health and human services.

3. In the Region: Hospital Systems Expand LGBTQ Health Services
MetroHealth's Pride Clinic celebrates 10 years of treating LGBTQ patients and the Cleveland Clinic is expanding LGBTQ services to more locations. These efforts should help people of all genders access appropriate health care services and providers they trust and with whom they are comfortable.

4. At Community Solutions: HSAN Welcomes State Representatives Sarah LaTourette and Emilia Strong Sykes
Community Solutions is pleased to welcome State Representatives Sarah LaTourette and Emilia Strong Sykes to the next meeting of the Human Services Advocacy Network (HSAN) on August 25, 2017, at Lutheran Metropolitan Ministries, located at 4515 Superior Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio 44103. Registration will open at 9:00 a.m., followed by the meeting beginning promptly at 9:30 a.m. This event is free and all are welcome. To learn more visit www.communitysolutions.com/hsan. 

5. This Week's Featured Infographic: Many Grandparent Caregivers Remain in the Labor Force
According to this week's infographic from the U.S. Census Bureau, nearly 1.5 million grandparents who are the primary caregiver for their grandchildren also remain in the workforce. As they age, grandparent caregivers are less likely to work, but many still do.

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The State Budget Process: Through the Eyes of an Intern


What We Do

A nonprofit, non-partisan think tank, The Center for Community Solutions focuses on solutions to health, social and economic issues.

We help the people who help people -- human service professionals, civic leaders, and public officials. Our applied research, policy analysis, and non-partisan advocacy are what set us apart. With offices in Cleveland and Columbus, we identify, analyze, and explain key health, social, and economic data and issues, and propose non-partisan solutions to improve the lives of Ohioans. In addition to keeping an eye on emerging issues, we also focus on the following policies: 

  • Strengthening the Health and Human Services Safety Net
  • Medicaid
  • Safety, Health, and Economic Wellbeing of Older Adults  
  • Improving Maternal and Infant Health
  • Improving Access to Behavioral Health Services
  • Adolescent Reproductive Health Education