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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Bacon Applauds Awarding Of Smart City Transportation Funding To Columbus


“Columbus is rapidly emerging as a world-class city, and it needs a world-class transportation system," Bacon added. "Winning the Smart City Challenge is a major step forward toward implementing the advanced transportation technologies that will drive Franklin County into the future."


Bacon Receives Ohio Cystic Fibrosis Foundation's Legislator Of The Year Award


"It is a tremendous honor for me to receive this recognition from the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation," said Bacon. "I will continue to serve as a voice for over 1,500 Ohioans who suffer from cystic fibrosis to ensure that they and their loved ones receive the support they need."


Bacon Announces Senate Passage Of Legislation To Increase Efficiency And Security For Ohioans


“Senate Bill 227 is a tremendous step toward increasing government efficiency and preserving the rights, privacy, and security of Ohioans across the state,” said Bacon.


Senator Bacon Seeks To Make Popular Ohio Sales Tax Holiday Permanent


"The legislation is an effort to help families preparing their kids to go back to school in August," said Senator Bacon. "The opportunity to save money on essential clothing and school items reduces the financial strain on consumers and boosts sales for local businesses."