New State Budget Provisions Could Gut Medicaid Expansion
Senate Minority Leader Kenny Yuko condemns latest effort to take healthcare from thousands of Ohioans
May 01, 2017
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COLUMBUS – Today, Senate Minority Leader Kenny Yuko released the following statement condemning new provisions to the state budget bill that could potentially cut billions from Medicaid.  

“We have made significant progress to ensure that more Ohioans have access to quality affordable healthcare through expanded Medicaid coverage.  People are living longer and healthier lives and hospitals are not getting stuck paying for uninsured patients.  And at a time when our state leads the nation in drug overdose deaths, 500,000 Ohioans have received mental health and addiction services through Medicaid expansion.

“Now Republicans in the Ohio House have proposed changes that could effectively gut Medicaid expansion. The amendments will endanger public health and undermine the fight against Ohio’s opioid crisis. That’s unconscionable. It will be up to the Senate to put some common sense and compassion back into the budget.”

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