Legislation sponsored by State Senator Kevin Bacon that updates Ohio’s insurance laws to reflect recent changes in federal law was signed today by Governor John Kasich. Senate Bill 9 suspends the Open Enrollment Program, the Ohio Health Reinsurance Program, and the conversion of health insurance policies/contracts option. These programs will be rendered unnecessary beginning in 2014 due to changes in federal law.

Senator Kevin Bacon represents the 3rd District in the Ohio Senate, which encompasses a portion of Franklin County. He presides as the Chairman of the Senate Standing Committee on Commerce & Labor. For more information, please visit
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Answering The Call To Support Ohio's Veterans


There is no better way to honor our returning soldiers than by supporting them as they return to civilian life with wounds and challenges. Last year, I sponsored a bill that designates the week in May that coincides with Armed Forces Week as "Ohio Warrior Awareness Week" in order to draw attention to the 100,000 Ohio veterans who live with a service-related disability. 


Ohio Senate Recognizes OSU Synchronized Swimming Champions


"Coach Vargo-Brown and her team should be very proud of their outstanding performance in the national competition," said Bacon. "The discipline and dedication of these young women is remarkable."


Ohio Senate Honors Ohio State College Of Dentistry On 125th Anniversary


"Today we honor not just the tremendous achievements in research and scientific advancement that the college has made—we also pay tribute to its continued engagement in the community," said Bacon. 


Protecting Ohio's Children: April Is Child Abuse And Neglect Prevention Month


The month of April is Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention month, a time to raise awareness about the difference each of us can make in the lives of the children around us.