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Ohio Senate Dems Propose Medicaid Expansion Bill

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Democratic Senator Shirley Smith of Cleveland says her legislation mirrors an original proposal Republican Governor John Kasich called for in his budget proposal.
1:39PM
May 1, 2013

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.

Advocates Of Medicaid Expansion Say Ballot Issue Possible

8:29AM
April
30, 2013

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 doesn’t look likely.

Medicaid Expansion Plan In Ohio Takes Another Hit

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Leaders of several faiths gathered in the Ohio Statehouse to endorse Gov. John kasich's budget, which includes an expansion of Ohio's Medicaid program.
4:55PM
April
24, 2013

Gov. John Kasich’s plan to expand health care coverage for low-income Ohioans has been dealt another blow.

Medicaid Expansion Plan In Ohio Takes Another Hit

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A top Republican in the Ohio Legislature says the Senate's version of the state budget won't include the governor's proposed Medicaid expansion.
1:05PM
April
24, 2013

Gov. John Kasich’s plan to expand health care coverage for low-income Ohioans has been dealt another blow.

Ohio Senate President Calls Remark ‘Inartful’

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Ohio Senate President Keith Faber warns his fellow lawmakers to use caution before accepting additional federal Medicaid funds.
2:58PM
April
1, 2013

Senate President Keith Faber tells the Lima News he sees the long-term funding of the federal-state program as troublesome at best.

Faith Leaders Applaud Kasich Budget, Medicaid Expansion

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Leaders of several faiths gathered in the Ohio Statehouse Tuesday to endorse Gov. John kasich's budget, which includes an expansion of Ohio's Medicaid program.
7:56AM
March
6, 2013

Governor John Kasich’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.

Josh Mandel Urges GOP To Block Kasich Plan To Expand Medicaid

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Ohio TreasurerJosh Mandel.
4:39PM
February
12, 2013

Ohio’s state treasurer is encouraging fellow Republicans in the Legislature to reject Gov. John Kasich’s proposed expansion of Medicaid.

Gov. Kasich’s Medicaid Choice Aligns With His Approach

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9:35PM
February 9, 2013

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.

Governor John Kasich Backs Federal Medicaid Expansion

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Gov. John Kasich proposes expanding Medicaid eligibility in his two-year state budget.
1:52PM
February
4, 2013

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.

State Officials Unconvinced About Expanding Medicaid

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8:20AM
January
22, 2013

A new report says Medicaid expansion could bring Ohio nearly one and a half billion dollars over the next ten years. But state officials are not convinced about the costs involved.