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Medicaid expansion proponents are ready to take it to the voters
Group says it will collect signatures to get the issue on the November 2014 ballot, but that could cost Ohio a year of eligibility
by WKSU's STATEHOUSE CORRESPONDENT JO INGLES


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Advocates for the expansion of Medicaid in Ohio say time is running out for lawmakers.  Jon Allison says the groups in his coalition have been working with lawmakers, trying to convince them to adopt the expansion plan.  So far, that’s not working, and his “Plan B” is to take the issue to voters next November.
Medicaid expansion proponents looking ready to take it to the voters

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“Getting voter approval for Medicaid expansion in November, 2014 is not ideal. Practically speaking, waiting until late 2014 for approval means Ohio will lose out on one year’s worth of 100 percent federal funding for expansion. But more importantly, most importantly, more than 275,000 Ohioans indeed will lose out on the opportunity to have better lives for themselves and their families.”

Allison says his group will collect the additional petition signatures if needed to put expansion on the ballot next year. Tea Party activists say they will continue to fight Medicaid expansion. 
Listener Comments:

"Tea Party activists say they will continue to fight Medicaid expansion." You don't have to be a TEA person to be against Medicaid expansion. In present situation it would help to be critical of information, and research many sources.
In opposition to popular opinion, TEA people are not radical, there is no support of this propaganda.
"...more than 275,000 Ohioans indeed will lose out on the opportunity to have better lives for themselves and their families.” - BS - big daddy run health care exchanges, which the Supreme Court said could not be forced on states - will not lead to a better life. We will be forced to fund an extension of a system that is not presently working - so more people have "healthcare" - nevermind that in a remade/failing economy you will be lucky to be accepted for anything but a pill.
100% federal funding for expansion will guarantee that the unAffordableCareAct is hoisted on the states. Those that refuse this expansion will be punished, as the progressives are expects at doing - by refusing monies to the states. No one can compete with the feds - they will have a monopoly, which is the goal.
Any attempt to defund the unAffordableCareAct is worth the effort.
The progressives are criminal liars, not the lesser lie is saying Catholic Charities do not have to cover late term and selective abortions, but the only insurance agencies available will be those mandated to cover sickening abortions.


Posted by: conservative on September 13, 2013 7:09AM
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