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Hi Advocate,

At Advocates for Ohio’s Future, we are gearing up for the next state budget. We support budget solutions that strengthen families, communities and the economy in Ohio.

One of the biggest decisions in the next state budget facing lawmakers in Ohio is whether to expand health care coverage to nearly 600,000 Ohioans. We know Medicaid expansion will strengthen the health and economic security of communities in Ohio, especially for families who don’t get coverage through work or can’t afford it on their own. It will also create thousands of health care jobs in the state of Ohio.

Last week, Advocates for Ohio's Future held a webinar on Medicaid expansion that was essentially a crash course on the potential impact of Medicaid expansion on communities and the economy in Ohio.  During the webinar, Medicaid experts emphasized the importance of letting lawmakers know that Medicaid expansion would boost our economy, create jobs and make Ohioans more healthy and competitive.

I wanted to share the info we covered and resources we've created so you can help us educate local leaders, elected officials, and folks in your network.

Information and Action

The best opportunity for Medicaid expansion to occur in Ohio is for Governor Kasich to include Medicaid expansion in his executive budget, released at the beginning of February. We will also need to make sure state lawmakers support Medicaid expansion throughout the state budget process.

Thank you for your involvement with Advocates for Ohio's Future and your work to strengthen families and communities in Ohio.

Will Petrik, State Director

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