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Could Medicaid expansion decrease drug court costs, save local taxpayer dollars? Cleveland judge says yes.

Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Cleveland Plain Dealer

CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Judge David Matia estimates that area residents could save millions in local taxes if the offenders he sees in drug court had health insurance.
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Ohio House keeps Medicaid discussion going

Friday, April 19, 2013
Cleveland Plain Dealer

COLUMBUS, Ohio --Ohio's Medicaid expansion is down, but not out.  House Republicans kept alive the possibility that Ohio may expand its Medicaid program to cover the working poor, approving an amendment to its budget that could open the door to changes later this year.... The amendment drew praise from Greater Cleveland Congregations, one of several groups that organized a rally outside the Statehouse last week urging lawmakers to support extending Medicaid. Read more about Ohio House keeps Medicaid discussion going

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Governors Fall Away in G.O.P. Opposition to More Medicaid

Friday, February 22, 2013
The New York Times

Under pressure from the health care industry and consumer advocates, seven Republican governors are cautiously moving to expand Medicaid, giving an unexpected boost to President Obama’s plan to insure some 30 million more Americans.... Every few days, state hospital associations and advoc Read more about Governors Fall Away in G.O.P. Opposition to More Medicaid

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Health Care, Low Income, Community Organizing in California

Monterey County Board of Supervisors Approve Low-Income Healthcare

Wednesday, January 16, 2013
SEIU-ULTCW

Community and Labor leaders with Communities Organized for Relational Power in Action (COPA) celebrated the Monterey Board of Supervisor’s decision to move forward with the implementation of a Low Income Healthcare Plan (LIHP), January 15th.

After a two year struggle to get the LIHP off the ground, the county is now poised to begin insurance enrollment of county residents making 100% of the Federal Poverty Level. Read more about Monterey County Board of Supervisors Approve Low-Income Healthcare

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Ohio's Gov. John Kasich to seek Medicaid Expansion

Tuesday, February 5, 2013
Cleveland Plain Dealer

CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Saying that an expansion of Medicaid will help some of the poorest Ohioans, Gov. John Kasich included the much-anticipated announcement in his two-year budget proposal Monday. Read more about Ohio's Gov. John Kasich to seek Medicaid Expansion

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Religious, community members rally to urge Gov. Kasich to expand Medicaid in Ohio

Friday, January 25, 2013
Cleveland Plain Dealer

CLEVELAND, Ohio --- More than 1,000 rallied at Olivet Institutional Baptist Church in Cleveland on Thursday night to show their support for expanding Medicaid in Ohio. The assembly brought together members of religious congregations, community groups and major health care providers to demonstrate community support for expanding Medicaid.  Read more about Religious, community members rally to urge Gov. Kasich to expand Medicaid in Ohio

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Groups call on Kasich to Expand Medicaid in Ohio

Thursday, January 24, 2013
MSNBC

More than a thousand people filled Olivet Institutional Baptist Church in Cleveland Thursday to demonstrate widespread community support for Ohio Medicaid expansion. "If people have medical insurance they're more likely to see a doctor, they're more likely to get preventative care, they're going to stay healthier," said Dr. Kristin Englund who came out for the rally.  Read more about Groups call on Kasich to Expand Medicaid in Ohio

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Massachusetts Aims to Cut Growth of Its Health Costs

Tuesday, July 31, 2012
The New York Times

The Massachusetts legislature passed a first-in-the-nation bill on Tuesday that seeks to limit the growth of health care costs in the state.  Read more about Massachusetts Aims to Cut Growth of Its Health Costs

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