SIDNEY — Ohio said “no” at the polls to State Issue 2, Tuesday night.
In Shelby County, 8,125 voters said no, to the 986 who voted yes.
The proposed law would have required “the State of Ohio, including its state departments, agencies and entities, to not pay more for prescription drugs than the price paid by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs,” according to the ballot issue language. Currently, the VA is given a 24 percent discount when it purchases prescription drugs for veterans.
This measure would have also applied to Ohioans on government-administered prescription plans, such as those receiving assistance through Medicaid as well as government employees. That group represents about one in three Ohioans. Those on employer-sponsored insurance would not been eligible.
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