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Ohio's fight over Medicaid expansion continues
Some business leaders like the plan by Gov. Kasich and Democrats to expand Medicaid as part of the new two-year state budget
by WKSU's STATEHOUSE CORRESPONDENT JO INGLES


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Business leaders throughout Ohio continue to push Republican lawmakers to expand Medicaid. Matt Davis with the Cincinnati Chamber of Commerce says if that doesn’t happen, hospitals and businesses will suffer.
Fight over Medicaid expansion continues

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“I think they understand the issue and the problem," he says, including penalties against employers and hospitals providing care for which they can't get paid. "I think the question is how do we get there?”

Davis and other business leaders say they like the plan by Gov. Kasich and Democrats to expand Medicaid as part of the new two- year state budget. But Davis says business leaders are willing to look at other alternatives as long as they address the same problems.
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