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Hi Advocate,

At Advocates for Ohio's Future, we believe that access to health care is a key work support for a healthy workforce. Help us advocate for a healthy Ohio today by opposing proposed cuts to Medicaid eligibility for pregnant women and women with breast or cervical cancer. We need you to call two state legislators today, and tell them that you oppose these proposed cuts.

Why Do These Cuts Matter?

The Governor's proposed budget would eliminate Medicaid eligibility for pregnant women and women diagnosed with breast and cervical cancer who have incomes between 138-200% of the federal poverty level.

This proposal puts women at risk of being unable to access needed medical treatment promptly, and the cutback on pregnancy coverage undermines efforts to reduce infant mortality in Ohio.

Click here to read UHCAN Ohio's five reasons why these proposed changes to Medicaid eligibility for pregnant women and women with breast or cervical cancer are bad for Ohioans.

1. Take Action Today!

We need you to help us tell legislators that these proposed cuts are a bad idea. If you believe low-income women deserve access to health care give the following Representatives a call today:
  • Finance Committee Chair Representative Ryan Smith at (614) 466-1366, and
  • Finance Subcommittee on Health and Human Services Chair Representative Robert Sprague at (614) 466-3819

When you call:

  • Ask them to restore the cuts to Medicaid eligibility for pregnant women and women diagnosed with breast and cervical cancer.

2. Log Your Call

Click here to log your call so we can track how many calls Representatives received in opposition to proposed cuts to Medicaid eligibility for Ohio's low-income women. Logging your call also helps us share your advocacy work with the media, lawmakers and other supporters.

Thanks for your work to maintain health care access in Ohio!

Gail Clendenin
Advocates for Ohio's Future

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