OARP advocates for policies that make treatment more accessible and provide a unified voice to our legislators on behalf of treatment providers.
behavioral health redesign
OARP has continued to highlight the concerns of providers regarding the implementation of BH Redesign, including the timelines, discrepancies between OMHAS and ODM rules, rate changes, service limitations, and negative impact to access and continuity of care.
affordable care act
OARP has advocated tirelessly to ensure the ACA remains in a state that provides as much coverage and access to care as possible.
medicaid expansion in ohio
OARP knows that medicaid expansion allowed over 500,000 people to access behavioral health services and continues to urge legislators to continue this life-saving coverage.
Other advocacy efforts:
- Good Samaritan Act
- Biennial Budget
- ODADAS and OhioMHAS Rule Development
- Medical Marijuana Regulation
- IMD Rule Waiver
- Managed Care Contracting
- Workforce Development
you've made a difference
Governor John Kasich
legislator of the year
The OARP "Legislator of the Year" award recognizes legislators who are committed to moving OARP's mission forward.
Sen. David Burke (R-Marysville), Rep. Denise Driehaus (D-Cincinnati), Rep. Terry Johnson (R-McDermott)
Senator Scott Oelslager (R-North Canton)