|Medicaid supporters rally for expansion in Ohio|
|Written by ANN SANNER, Associated Press|
|Tuesday, 09 July 2013 15:33|
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The debate over whether Ohio should expand Medicaid to cover more low-income residents continues even as state lawmakers are on summer break.
Democratic state lawmakers on Tuesday asked for what they called meaningful action on the issue, while the state's Republican governor implored Medicaid supporters to tell their legislators to back the expansion.
Gov. John Kasich (KAY'-sihk) had proposed extending Medicaid coverage, but GOP leaders scrapped it from the state budget that passed in June. Lawmakers have since been trying to find common ground on the issue.
House Democratic Leader Tracy Heard said instead of appearing before expansion supporters, Kasich should be taking his fellow GOP to task.
Kasich said in remarks at the rally that expansion would get done, and he wanted to be respectful of the legislative process.
Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.
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