Ohio is celebrating its 212th birthday with special events at the Ohio Statehouse in Columbus.
The Republican president of the Ohio Senate says state lawmakers are open to pursuing a Medicaid bill before the end of the year.
Democrats in the Ohio Senate have introduced a bill to expand the Medicaid program under the federal health care law after the idea was stripped from the state budget.
Some advocates want to expand the current Medicaid system so that thousands of low income Ohioans can get medical care. They want that expansion as part of the state budget but that doesnâ€™t look likely.
Senate President Keith Faber tells the Lima News he sees the long-term funding of the federal-state program as troublesome at best.
Governor John Kasichâ€™s plan to expand Medicaid as part of the new two year state budget is being praised by some major church leaders throughout Ohio, including many who disagree on other social issues.
Ohio’s state treasurer is encouraging fellow Republicans in the Legislature to reject Gov. John Kasich’s proposed expansion of Medicaid.
Ohio’s Republican governor is supporting the expansion of Medicaid, one of the biggest government programs. While that appears to be a contradiction in terms for a conservative governor who’s rejected federal stimulus money, it’s on point with the matter-of-fact approach of Gov. John Kasich.
Ohio Governor John Kasich announced Monday he will push for expanding Medicaid under the federal health care law, a move that would give many more poor people access to government care.