REPUBLICAN LIBERTY CAUCUS OF OHIO URGES IMMEDIATE ACTION TO DEFUND OBAMACARE MEDICAID EXPANSION IN CURRENT BUDGET DELIBERATIONS
The Republican Liberty Caucus of Ohio (RLCOH) urges Ohio citizens to contact their representatives in Columbus to urge defeat of budget measures aimed at allowing Obamacare Medicaid expansion to continue as-is in Ohio.
The Ohio bi-annual budget is being debated right now in the Ohio House, and sources feel the vote will be tight on whether or not the Republican majority will defund Obamacare Medicaid expansion.
While 447,000 new Medicaid enrollees were projected by 2020, we already have more than 700,000 new enrollees in Ohio as a result of expansion. The Ohio Department of Medicaid released that Medicaid funding is $5 billion over budget in just 3 years.
“We want the poor and vulnerable to get help,” says Bill Yarbrough, RLCOH Chairman. “However, that’s not what is happening here. Expansion of this poverty program beyond the truly needy was supposed to help with the drug epidemic but that is not occurring. Expansion was supposed to curb ER use for Primary Care, but that is not happening either. It’s time we stop pretending the problems with drug abuse and access to medical care can be cured in a broken system by throwing money at able-bodied adults who need better, less costly care — not more taxpayer-funded insurance coverage.”
With Ohio’s budget nearly $800 million in the hole, legislators need to be held to account. Find out the name of your State Rep at http://www.ohiohouse.gov/index and call them today.
Contact: Don Stephenson, PR Chair
Republican Liberty Caucus of Ohio
PO Box 486
New Albany, Ohio 43054
Phone: (614) 962-6062