Medicaid

Statewide News
7:04 am
Fri April 12, 2013

Thousands Rally For Medicaid Expansion at the Ohio Statehouse

An estimated two thousand five hundred Ohioans stood out in the pouring rain at the state’s capitol today to do one thing – send a message to lawmakers to expand Medicaid in the state budget.

Democrats, Union leaders, Faith leaders of many different churches and leaders of business groups rally at the Ohio Statehouse….holding signs and chanting to lawmakers inside the building.

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Politics
7:35 am
Thu April 11, 2013

Governor Still Wants Medicaid Expansion

Republican Governor John Kasich says he still wants Ohio lawmakers to include Medicaid expansion in the Ohio budget. Yet Kasich says there are limits to what he, as Governor, can do to change the situation. He says it’s time for supporters of the Medicaid expansion plan to make the case for it with Republican lawmakers.

That involves this entire community, says Kasich.  "The provider community, mental health community, they just have to say how important it is to them."

Politics
7:04 am
Thu April 4, 2013

Kasich Defends Medicaid Decision in Cleveland

Gov. John Kasich has been pitching his budget proposals throughout the state in a bid to win over Republican support. The governor made an impassioned plea for expanding Medicaid coverage in a speech at the City Club of Cleveland.

Kasich’s bid to expand the Medicaid program to cover about 450,000 additional Ohioans is troublesome to many Republicans.

The expansion is part of the federal healthcare reform law that Republicans oppose. Many see it as an eventual cost burden for the state. 

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Healthcare
12:26 pm
Fri March 1, 2013

Local Healthcare Providers Weigh Pros and Cons on Medicaid Expansion

Debate continues over Ohio Governor John Kasich’s proposed expansion of Medicaid - outlined in his state budget plan last month.  Conservatives say its big government - Democrats like increased medical coverage for the poor and disabled. As WYSO's Jerry Kenney reports, both pros and cons surrounding the expansion will affect services provided by local medical professionals and organizations.

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Healthcare
12:20 pm
Fri March 1, 2013

New Poll Shows Pluarality of Ohioans Surveyed Like Medicaid Expansion Proposal

The latest Quinnipiac University poll shows 48 percent of Ohio voters agree with Republican Governor Kasich’s plan to expand Medicaid in the buckeye state while 42 percent oppose the idea. 

But when the poll is broken down into party affiliations, Democrats support it 71 percent to 22 percent and Independents support it 48 to 43 percent. 

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