Brown, Colleagues Introduce Legislation Mandating VA Reimbursement Of Veterans' Emergency Health Care Claims As VA Files Court Appeal To Avoid Payout

WASHINGTON, July 7 – U.S. Senators Sherrod Brown (D-OH), Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), Mazie K. Hirono (D-HI), and Jon Tester (D-MT) introduced legislation that would mandate the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) reimburse veterans’ emergency health care expenses from non-VA facilities that are not covered by the veteran’s private insurance.

Moderate summer harmful algal bloom predicted for western Lake Erie

July 9, 2020 - NOAA and its research partners are forecasting that western Lake Erie will experience a moderate harmful algal bloom this summer. This year’s bloom is expected to measure 4.5 on the severity index – among the smaller blooms since 2011 – but could possibly range between 4 and 5.5, compared to 7.3 last year. An index above 5 indicates the more severe blooms.

COVID-19 Update: Face Coverings to be Required in High-Risk Counties

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ohio Governor Mike DeWine announced that effective on Wednesday, July 8, 2020, at 6 p.m., a new Ohio Department of Health order will mandate face coverings in public in all counties that are designated as a Red Alert Level 3 Public Health Emergency or a Purple Alert Level 4 Public Health Emergency.