Medicaid is still under attack in Ohio. According to an article on Cleveland.com, Republicans in the Ohio House are talking about voting to override Governor Kasich’s veto of a budget provision that would have frozen new Medicaid expansion enrollments. The veto, which happened on June 30, also protected those who drop off of the program and enables them to re-enroll.
The Medicaid expansion provides healthcare coverage to more than 700,000 Ohioans. It is estimated that 500,000 Ohioans would lose coverage in the event of a freeze on the expansion program. The ongoing attack on Medicaid in Ohio is clear illustration of why we need more representatives in the Statehouse who understand the impact of health policy.