Hundreds Protest at the Statehouse to Try to Stop an Override of Kasich's Preservation of Medicaid
Hundreds of advocates gathered on the steps of the Ohio Statehouse to rally against a vote that would freeze Medicaid enrollment for certain people next year. This could be a last-minute push as the House considers taking the override up Thursday.
“Save Medicaid; save lives.”
The advocates, health care providers and faith leaders want to continue Medicaid expansion for potentially half a million more Ohioans. Gov. John Kasich vetoed a budget line freezing Medicaid enrollment for adults under 138 percent of the poverty level.
Derek Richardson of Lima is with Health Partners of Western Ohio, a network of health centers.
“When you’re at the personal level and you see the impact that having this coverage has on them (clients), it really hits home,” he said.