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Ohio Senate leader says he believes board will clear way for spending on Medicaid expansion
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Tuesday, October 15, 2013 3:24 PM EDT
The leader of the Ohio Senate says he believes the governor's request for spending on Medicaid expansion has enough support to clear a state panel.
Ohio has federal approval to expand the federal-state program for the poor and disabled to cover thousands more people under President Barack Obama's health overhaul. But state officials need legislative sign-off to spend federal dollars on the newly eligible Medicaid enrollees.
The Controlling Board is scheduled to meet Monday to vote on a request from Kasich's administration to authorize the spending.