Person holding a sign against the Medicaid cuts at the statehouse with lots of other people

Photos by Bob Studzinski

Concerned citizens met at the Ohio Statehouse at noon on Wednesday, July 5 for a Save Medicaid Save Lives Rally to protest the fact that Ohio’s legislature passed a budget bill that freezes enrollments in expanded Medicaid after July 1, 2018. The bill has been passed to Governor Kasich, and he is expected to veto the language that freezes enrollments. If that happens, the legislature may have the votes to override his veto and pass the enrollment freeze into law. Under this bill, 500,000 Ohioans will lose access to health care. Next week will be our last chance to protect the Medicaid expansion in Ohio, according to ProgressOhio.