A seven-member state committee holds the fate of Ohio's Medicaid expansion in its hands as it prepares to vote on the proposal, and no one is talking about how they plan to vote.
Columbus Dispatch: Medicaid Expansion Still Up In Air On Controlling Board
Two paths are emerging for Republican Gov. John Kasich to secure the fourth vote he needs on the seven-member Controlling Board to expand Medicaid. The administration has six days before it formally will ask the oversight panel to approve $2.56 billion in federal money to cover 275,000 more poor Ohioans under Medicaid (Varden, 10/15).
Cincinnati Enquirer: Fate Of Ohio Medicaid In Hands Of Seven Men
The fate of Medicaid expansion in Ohio, and the source of health care for up to 366,000 uninsured Ohioans, rests in the hands of seven men on a statehouse committee. ... The Enquirer interviewed each of the seven members of the Controlling Board last week. Most were coy about whether they plan to vote in favor of accepting federal money to expand Medicaid (Thompson, 10/15).
Stateline: Ohio Governor To Bypass Legislature On Medicaid Expansion
Kasich, one of only 10 Republican governors to support the Affordable Care Act's Medicaid expansion, has been unable to convince the GOP-controlled General Assembly to go along with his plan. Late last Friday (Oct. 11) his office announced that the state Medicaid agency had asked a seven-member bipartisan panel to approve the spending proposal instead (Vessel, 10/14).
In Virginia, a state senator says the state should consider alternative ways to expand Medicaid --