Candidate Cordray Announces Healthcare Plans in Cleveland

Democratic gubernatorial team Betty Sutton and Richard Cordray announcing their healthcare plans for Ohio (urycki/ideastream)
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Democratic candidate for governor, Richard Cordray, wants to expand healthcare in Ohio by offering more coverage and reaching underserved areas.   He unveiled his plans in Cleveland Tuesday at the Allen Memorial Medical Library. 

Just one day after Republican candidate Mike DeWine promised to crack down on pharmacy benefit managers, Richard Cordray promised the same.  Those managers have been criticized for manipulating drug prices to benefit certain drug store chains.  Cordray said that Attorney General DeWine should have stepped in earlier. 

“If there are unexplained disparities that are not justified then someone is paying the price for that, “ said the former head of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

“And ultimately it’s going to be taxpayers and consumers in the state.  So I think we need to police these things more carefully.  That starts at the top. That starts with the governor, starts with the people the governor appoints.  This is something that has gone off the rails in Ohio and needs to be corrected.” 

As part of his proposed health care policy, Cordray wants to the state to offer more coverage for women and children and to help healthcare providers operate in rural, underserved areas.

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