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What's next for Medicaid expansion in Ohio?
Volunteers across Ohio have 39 days to sign up 275,000 people
by WKSU's ANDY CHOW


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Lisa Hamler-Fugitt, the group’s executive director, says it's important educate low-income communities about this opportunity.
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About 275,000 more Ohioans can enroll in Medicaid now that funding has been approved by the state Controlling Board. After months of stumping for the issue, volunteers are now jumping to action and preparing to sign up the uninsured. Statehouse correspondent Andy Chow has more on the task that lies ahead for these groups.

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It’s time to get to work. That’s the message from the Ohio Association of Foodbanks, which represents a large portion of volunteers ready to sign people up for Medicaid.

Lisa Hamler-Fugitt, the group’s executive director, is ready after months of advocating for expansion.

“This is truly a time when the policy now hits the pavement. We need to be able to talk to the communities — educating low-income people about this new opportunity — what their rights and responsibilities are. Now comes the heavy lift.”

Hamler-Fugitt is giving the state a two-week head start to get everything in order. That gives volunteers around the state just 39 days to sign-up 275,000 people. That comes to more than 7,000 uninsured Ohioans every day.

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