Columbus is host to the National Hockey League All Star game this week-end. The NHL showcase will bring thousands fans and visitors to the city as well as international media attention.
Senate President: Governor Likely Has Medicaid Expansion Votes
The leader of the Ohio Senate says the governorâ€™s idea to go around the legislature and bring Medicaid expansion to a state panel likely will work.
Senate President Keith Fabor says Gov. John Kasich likely would not have brought Medicaid expansion to the controlling board if he didnâ€™t have the votes.
The seven-member board handles adjustments to the state budget. Medicaid expansion would be paid for with $2/5 billion in federal money and is optional under the Affordable Care Act.
Gov. Kasich and Democrats have supported lowering the income ceiling for Medicaid to allow thousands more Ohioans into the program. Many conservative lawmakers have been cold to the idea.