Four people are dead in two separate accidents in Central Ohio. In Pataskala, investigators say a head-on collision on East Broad took three lives. One vehicle crossed the center line. Early this morning, the driver of a pick-up truck was killed when he slammed into a tree in a residential area south of Route 104 [...]
Groups Look To Sway Ohioans On Medicaid Expansion
A group of hospitals, insurers and religious organizations are seeking support from state lawmakers to expand Medicaid, even as Ohio’s governor has yet to say whether he’ll push to cover more low-income adults.
Republican Gov. John Kasich is expected to decide soon whether Ohio should opt for the Medicaid expansion under the federal Affordable Care Act.
He plans to reveal the decision in his budget proposal on Monday.
In the meantime, a coalition of expansion supporters called the Ohio Alliance for Health Transformation has been encouraging lawmakers to back expanded coverage through face-to-face meetings, phone calls and emails.
The coalition’s regional partners are making the pitch locally with letters to the editor and public meetings.
Should Kasich go for the expansion, he’ll need backing from the GOP-controlled Legislature.