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 [...]
Ohio Democrats Express Frustration Over Health Care
Democrats in the Ohio House are accusing Republican legislative leaders of stalling on a decision on whether to expand the Medicaid health program to cover more low-income residents.
House Speaker William Batchelder recently told reporters that state lawmakers were having a tough time drafting legislation to change the Medicaid program because of the way the federal health care law is written. Plus, he says he’s not yet sure where the votes are for any proposed changes.
The Republican leader says the House wouldn’t be ready to take any action on Medicaid by October, but more likely by year’s end.
State Rep. Mike Foley, a Cleveland Democrat, told reporters on Wednesday that’s a “deeply disturbing” timeframe.
Meanwhile, mental health advocates also called for expansion at the Statehouse on Wednesday.
Click here to hear more about Wednesday’s dueling Medicaid rallies that featured a former U.S. Senator and a former Ohio State University football star.