On this episode of Broad & High we’ll spend the day in the life of a local ballerina, learn about the part of the Columbus Metropolitan Library you’ve probably never seen. A local artist describes her relationship with Flat Granny, and a look at the Viewpoints Mural Series in the Short North.
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.