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 [...]
Medicaid Expansion Plan In Ohio Takes Another Hit
Gov. John Kasich’s plan to expand health care coverage for low-income Ohioans has been dealt another blow.
A top Republican in the Ohio Legislature says the Senate’s version of the state budget won’t include the governor’s proposed Medicaid expansion.
Senate President Keith Faber said Wednesday that he’s pushing for changes to the Medicaid program instead of the wide-ranging expansion plan.
Lawmakers in the Ohio House already had stripped the Medicaid proposal that’s a key element of President Barack Obama’s signature health care law.
Kasich proposed going forward with the expansion in his two-year state budget plan. He says it’s a way for the state to recapture Ohio taxpayers’ federal money.
Just over 350,000 Ohio residents would be up for coverage if Medicaid expansion goes into place in 2014.