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Medicaid expansion supporters hope to change GOP minds with a Statehouse rally Thursday
The Ohio House is eliminating a planned Medicaid expansion from its version of the two-year state budget
by WKSU's OZIE IKUENOBE

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Ozie Ikuenobe
 

Ohioans who support expansion of Medicaid will rally this Thursday at the Statehouse.

The protest comes in light of the Ohio House GOP’s decision this week to cut expansion of Medicaid from its proposed two-year state budget.  Tracy Carter, of Summa Health Systems, says expanding Medicaid to cover an estimated 275,000 more Ohioans would make sense for the community and economy.

Carter on Medicaid expansion rally

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“We need more for the good of those working individuals, the working poor and the mentally challenged populations to make sure they get access to coverage to stay healthy, to remain healthy for their families and for the good of the community.

Carter says the Medicaid expansion coalition hopes to use the rally to convince the state Senate to support the extension, which Gov. John Kasich has included in his budget proposal.  

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