Gov. John Kasich signed the bill into law this past December, and the new e-card proof can also be shown when motorists renew their license or for court appearances.
While 38 states, as of Monday, will permit showing proof of insurance via digital means, the Property Casualty Insurers Association of America indicates that in 2011 no law existed permitting drivers to use their cellphones to show proof of insurance.
Portman’s Obamacare anniversary comments
The controversial Affordable Healthcare Act that was signed into law five years ago this Monday, prompted Ohio’s junior senator to reflect on the bill, and calling for its repeal and replacement with a “patient-centered and consumer-driven that decreases costs and increases access to quality care.”
Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, said after five years, “it’s abundantly clear that this law isn’t working,” and it can’t be fixed “through ad hoc executive orders and administrative actions.”
“Obamacare continues to make insurance more expensive and jobs harder to find,” he said. “Millions of Americans have lost their health insurance or their doctor, and millions more have seen their premiums and deductibles skyrocket.”
Portman said the controversy “is the predictable result of forcing a partisan piece of legislation through Congress without amendments, proper consideration, or bipartisan input.”