Cover for The Case for Medicaid Expansion, shot by AFSC's West Virginia Economic Justice Project staff member Beth Spence.
Thousands of West Virginians breathed a sigh of relief when Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin announced a long-awaited decision to expand Medicaid coverage for low-income workers under the Affordable Care Act. According to Gov. Tomblin, “We anticipate expansion will allow us to provide insurance coverage to approximately 91,500 working West Virginians, significantly reducing the number of uninsured.” Some estimates of the number of people covered are much higher.
Governor John Kasich has recommended in his state budget expanding Medicaid health coverage to 275,000 Ohioans. This expansion would bring $13 billion in federal aid over the next seven years that would pay for needed health care for thousands of uninsured residents of our state.
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