Ohio Gov. Kasich will try to keep Medicaid expansion in new budget

November 06, 2014

Gov. John Kasich's budget proposal next year will ask to continue Medicaid expansion, though it's unclear whether legislative Republicans will overcome their prior opposition and approve funding for it, according to The Columbus Dispatch. Budget Director Tim Keen said Kasich's budget plan for the next two years, which will be unveiled next February, will seek to continue funding for Medicaid expansion. Administration officials say the benefits include fewer uninsured Ohioans, “financial stability” for hospitals, and help for those with health issues that prevent them from working.
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