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Backers of Medicaid expansion urge lawmaker support, continue gathering signatures for issue
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Thursday, October 17, 2013 3:10 PM EDT
Advocates for extending Medicaid coverage in Ohio say they intend to keep state lawmakers' phone lines ringing with calls in support of the issue.
Jon Allison of the Healthy Ohioans Work campaign said Thursday that his group plans for now to continue an effort that could put Medicaid expansion on 2014 ballots. Though he said supporters would reassess that decision after the board's vote.
Allison also acknowledged that the possibility of a legal challenge to the board's vote could complicate how supporters proceed with signature-gathering for their petition.