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Senate President: Governor Likely Has Medicaid Expansion Votes

State lawmakers are scheduled to hear more details today about several other Medicaid proposals, including one bill that would expand the health care program.
October 16, 2013

Senate President Keith Fabor says Gov. John Kasich likely would not have brought Medicaid expansion to the Ohio Controlling Board if he didn’t have the votes.

Gov. Kasich To Seek Medicaid Expansion Through Panel

Gov. John Kasich's administration plans to ask the Controlling Board on Friday to allow the federal dollars to cover more low-income residents under the health care overhaul.
October 11, 2013

An expansion of Medicaid in Ohio could hinge on approval from a little known, but powerful state panel.

Ohio Board OKs Medicaid Proposal As Single Issue

The Ohio Ballot Board has cleared the way for supporters of expanding Medicaid to begin collecting signatures to put the matter on next year's ballot.
19, 2013

Supporters of a proposal to expand Medicaid can now begin collecting signatures in a campaign that could put the issue before Ohio voters next year.

Ohio Hospital Group Seeks To Take Medicaid Expansion To Voters

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With Medicaid expansion stalled, an Ohio hospital group seeks to take the issue to the ballot.
30, 2013

The debate over Medicaid expansion in Ohio continues, but now there’s word one group wants to try to take the issue to the ballot.

Ohio Democrats Express Frustration Over Health Care

Medicaid expansion is a divisive issue in the Ohio legislature.
August 29, 2013

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.

Ohio Senators Continue Health Care Field Hearings

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The Ohio Senate's Medicaid subcommittee will meet in Dayton at CareSource, one of the largest Medicaid managed care plans in the country.
27, 2013

State lawmakers exploring possible changes to Ohio’s health care system are expected to hear from a health plan on Tuesday.

Senate Democrat Backs New Medicaid Expansion Plan

Cafaro’s bill takes many elements of the bipartisan reform bill that has yet to be heard in committee – but she says those elements will save the state money through cost efficiency and legislative oversight.
July 31, 2013

A Democratic state senator says politics are holding up Medicaid expansion and reform, so she’s proposing a bill that she says will force the issue. But Republicans leaders still appear hesitant to expand the program.

Kasich, Democrats Rally For Medicaid Expansion

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Hundreds of supporters of expanding Ohio's Medicaid program gathered inside the Statehouse on Tuesday.
10, 2013

Governor John Kasich continues to side with Democrats and their allies over expanding Ohio’s Medicaid program. But some lawmakers who side with the governor are losing patience and think he could do more.

Veterans Advocates Want Ohio To Expand Medicaid

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Advocates for the Ohio National Guard say expanding Medicaid in Ohio would provide health care coverage for 26,000 veterans.
3, 2013

Advocates for Ohio’s veterans say expanding Medicaid in the state would make 26,000 Ohio veterans eligible for the health care program.

Medicaid Backers Call On Ohio Legislature To Act

Advocates of expanding Medicaid to include more poor people want Ohio lawmakers to act on the measure before the end of June.
20, 2013

Advocates for extending the Medicaid program to cover more low-income Ohioans are holding events statewide in an effort to keep the issue before state lawmakers.