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Ohio's Medicaid proponents are fighting conservative House Republicans
Backers of Gov. Kasich's proposal to expand medical benefits for nearly 300,000 people plan to rally at the Statehouse
by WKSU's M.L. SCHULTZE
and AMY COOKNICK


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Advocates for Medicaid expansion already have begun Statehouse protests.
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House Republicans made it official today: they want to strip an expansion of Medicaid from Ohio’s next two-year budget. But Northeast Ohio’s Medicaid proponents aren’t willing to let that be the last word.

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Gov. John Kasich built the expansion of Medicaid into his two-year budget proposal. He remains a critic of the Affordable Care Act, but says $13 billion in federal funds to help nearly 300,000 Ohioans get medical care makes moral and fiscal sense.

But not to the more conservative members of his party, who argue it will contribute to the national deficit. And Republican Ohio House members have now unveiled their own version of the budget, without the Medicaid expansion.

Medicaid proponents aren’t letting go without a fight. Randy Runyon is head of the Northeast Ohio Medicaid Expansion Coalition,  and he will be joining busloads of people heading to Columbus this week.

 

“We have a rally scheduled in front of the Statehouse on Thursday at noon, and we hope by the size of our numbers and our enthusiasm to try to convince the members of the House that this deserves a second look.”

Gov. Kasich was in Cleveland last week, pushing for the Medicaid expansion. Democratic lawmakers support the expansion, but dislike the rest of the more than $63 billion budget and are expected to vote against it.  

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