CALL TO ACTION

The Healthcare enrollment period (Nov. 1 – Dec. 15) has been shortened and Healthcare.gov will not be available on the weekends. Please urge your parishioners to enroll as soon as possible.

Washington Examiner  7 things to know about Trump’s first Obamacare open enrollment

 

OTHER TOPICS IN THE NEWS

OPIOID EPIDEMIC

Alternet  Why should taxpayers pay for the opioid crisis when Pharma caused it?

Associated Press  Opioid epidemic shares chilling similarities with past drug crises

The Guardian  America’s opioid crisis: how prescription drugs sparked a national trauma

The Fix  Is involuntary drug treatment ethical or even effective?

Christianity Today  A public health emergency: the opioid crisis & our response

Public policy news alerts are compiled and posted by the Rev. Deniray Mueller, legislative liaison for the Diocese of Southern Ohio and Social Justice & Public Policy Convener. If you have any questions/comments about the subjects presented, please contact her at deniray@deniray.com or 614.668.6036.