Aug 14

Ohio court invalidates signatures for union-backed ballot initiative to restrict dialysis profits

, Healio Nephology

Voter signatures supporting an initiative heading to the Nov. 6 election ballot in Ohio that would have restricted profits for dialysis providers in the state were invalidated by the Ohio Supreme Court on Monday, after opposition leaders questioned whether paperwork was properly filed for the petition drive.

If voters had approved the measure, a version of which is already on the ballot for state elections in California, an amendment would have been added to the state constitution limiting dialysis providers to charging no more than 115% of the cost of providing dialysis care.

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