Columbus, OH - Today, advocates, organizations, and individuals joined forces to shouw broad support for expanding Medicaid eleigibility to 138% of the Federal poverty level as provided by the Affordable Care Act. This grup, including business leaders, clergy, social workers, and individuals who need coverage, called on Governor Kasich to provide Medicaid coverage to more low-income working Ohioans.
"We know that people with insurance coverage seek more preventitive care and are healthier. If Ohio provides more people with continuous primary care, the state will gradually realize both a health benefit and a financial benefit, said Col Owens, co-chair of Ohio Consumers for Health Coverage.
Following a press conferenece at the Statehouse today, the group deleivered a letter to Governor Kasisch signined by 85 organizations representing hundreds of thousands of Ohioan. THe also delivered postcards to the Governor and legislative leaders.