medicaid expansion

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The Ohio House of Representatives overrode 11 of the 47 vetoes Gov. John Kasich made recently to the state’s proposed budget. The House didn’t override the most controversial one.

Ohio Gov. John Kasich
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Ohio House members voted to override some of Gov. John Kasich’s Medicaid-related vetoes today but not a key one.

For now, that means Ohio will not end Medicaid expansion next summer. But legislators could revisit the issue through the end of 2018. And they did override a veto of another provision in the state budget that gives them more authority over spending in the public health-insurance program.

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Republican leaders in the Ohio House have a session scheduled for tomorrow morning. They will take up a bill that would make changes to rules for building new schools and a bill to change gun laws.

But there’s no word yet on whether lawmakers will try to override Gov. John Kasich’s line item vetoes in the state budget.

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Hundreds of advocates gathered on the steps of the Ohio Statehouse to rally against a vote that would freeze Medicaid enrollment for certain people next year. This could be a last-minute push as the House considers taking the override up Thursday.

“Save Medicaid; save lives.”

photo of Gov. John Kasich signing the 2015 budget
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It may seem like the budget is coming down to the wire. But waiting until the last minute to get the budget in place is pretty typical.

The three budgets Kasich has seen were all signed as the fiscal year was ending on June 30, after being passed by state lawmakers just days before.

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