Ohio Controlling Board OKs Medicaid Expansion Following Impasse Between Governor and GOP-Led Legislature
On Monday, the Ohio Controlling Board voted 5-2 to approve the state's use of about $2.5 billion in federal funds to expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act. The approval follows a nine-month impasse between Gov. John Kasich (R) -- who supports the expansion -- and the Republican-led state Legislature, which has declined to approve Kasich's expansion proposal in his budget requests. Kasich opted to seek the board's approval because it is authorized to make state budget adjustments related to federal funding.
- "Ohio OKs Obamacare Medicaid Expansion" (Cheney, Politico, 10/21).
- "Ohio Will Expand Medicaid After Months-Long Battle Between Governor and Legislature" (Goldstein, Washington Post, 10/21).