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Medicaid Expansion:  Your action is urgently needed

(Plain Press, October 2017) Northern Ohioans for Budget Legislation Equality (NOBLE) issued a warning “the Fight for Medicaid Expansion is not over.” Reaching out to Plain Press readers the group said, “we need your help to ensure that individuals will continue to have access to affordable health care.”

NOBLE said, Speaker of the Ohio House Cliff Rosenberger recently reached out to members of the legislature to gauge whether he had enough votes to override the Governor John Kasich’s veto of the Medicaid Expansion Freeze. “So far, the word is he doesn’t have the votes YET,” NOBLE noted in its press release on September 21st.

The Freeze would eliminate any new participants from applying for Medicaid Expansion coverage effective July 1, 2018. Those currently on the program and losing coverage due to finding employment, would not be able to reapply after July 1, 2018. This would quickly end health coverage for tens of thousands of Ohioans.

The Ohio House is considering a vote on this issue in October if they can get enough votes to override Governor Kasich’s veto. “We must not let them Freeze access to affordable healthcare for single adults,” says NOBLE.

NOBLE says it needs you to contact the following Representatives with this message: “Do not override the Governor’s veto of the Medicaid Freeze.”

NOBLE asks that you contact the offices of the following members of the Ohio House of Representatives: Representative Mike Duffey, 614-644-6030,; Representative Marlene Anielski, 614-644-6041,; Representative Jeff Rezabek, 614-466-2960,; Representative Gary Scherer, 614-644-7928,; and Representative David Greenspan, 614-466-0961,



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