Tuesday Dec 24, 2019 at 4:11 AM
In 2019, Ohioans’ health was 38th among the 50 states ranked by the United Health Foundation, referring to World Health Organization metrics. The juxtaposition of two bills currently pending in the Ohio legislature provides ironic insight into the health status of Ohioans.
Senate Bill 121 proposes that the Ohio Board of Education create K-12 health education standards. Ohio is the only state in the U.S. that has no such standards. It will be difficult to improve Ohioans’ health-related behavior if we don’t teach our children how to be healthy.
House Bill 182 provides additional insight into the need for health education standards. Rep. John Becker’s proposal would allow insurance to cover the re-implantation of a fertilized