Ohio Gov. Kasich Stumps Again In Support Of Medicaid Expansion

Karen Kasler, NPR

653,000 Ohioans gained coverage through the Medicaid expansion.

Recent analysis shows the expansion cut the number of uninsured Ohioans in half.

Ninety-six percent of people, in the program, with opioid addiction got treatment, and 37 percent of smokers were able to quit.

One-third reported improved health, including better access to medical care for high blood pressure and diabetes.

ER visits went down 17 percent, and there was a 10 percent increase in the number of people seeing primary care doctors.

Most recipients said Medicaid expansion made it easier to find work, earn more money and care for their families.

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