Rep. Fedor Applauds Medicaid Expansion As A Victory For Ohioans
Legislators do right thing by responding to needs of Ohioans
October 21, 2013
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COLUMBUS – Today, Rep. Teresa Fedor (D-Toledo) applauded the state Controlling Board’s decision to approve Medicaid expansion in Ohio. The opportunity to expand Medicaid to 138% of the federal poverty level is a key part of President Obama’s Affordable Care Act (ACA). The Controlling Board was tasked with approving funding for the measure after the state legislature’s 10 months of inaction and nine false, self-imposed deadlines.

“I want to applaud members of the Controlling Board by doing the right thing by responding to the needs of Ohioans. While it’s unfortunate that Medicaid expansion struggled to make it through the legislative process, the reality is that 275,000 Ohioans will finally have access to affordable healthcare.” said Rep. Fedor.

Medicaid expansion is a main component of the ACA which takes a proactive approach to providing healthcare to Americans. In Ohio, Medicaid expansion will provide healthcare coverage for more than 275,000 low income citizens and create some 28,000 new jobs in our state.

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