we asked you to take action and urge Governor Kasich to line-item veto the Medicaid cuts included in the state budget bill, House Bill 49.
The good news is that
it is widely expected that Governor Kasich will veto some or all of the Medicaid cuts in the budget. The bad news is that
legislative leaders are trying to whip up enough votes to override that veto, with a veto override session tentatively scheduled for Thursday, July 6.
We need your help to Save Medicaid and Save Lives by urging legislators NOT to override Kasich's veto. Here are two things you can do:
Pleasecall your state legislators and urge them NOT to vote to override the Governor's veto. The vote margin is closer in the House, so call your Representative first, but call your Senator as well.
Members of the health care coalition are planning a "Save Medicaid" rally at noon on Wed. July 5to urge persuadable members of the legislature to oppose the override. Attend if you can, and please share with your networks.
Medicaid expansion has covered over 700,000 people and been a lifeline to many struggling individuals and families, with particular impacts for
people affected by the opioid crisis and
women. Unfortunately, state legislators turned their backs on their fellow Ohioans and
added provisions into the state budget to undermine Medicaid, including: