Sen. Brown, Opponents Slam Ohio Medicaid Plan
The proposal would require Medicaid recipients to pay a monthly premium of 2 percent of their income to receive benefits.
The Columbus Dispatch:
Opponents Urge Rejection Of New Medicaid Fees
Opponents of a state plan to charge new fees to Medicaid beneficiaries are urging federal regulators to reject the proposal. At a Statehouse press conference today, U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, said the Republican-backed plan aims "to gut" the recent expansion of Medicaid through Obamacare, which has extended tax-funded health coverage to more than 600,000 poor Ohioans. (Candisky, 4/25)
Brown Rips Ohio GOP For Medicaid Proposal
A proposal to require working poor Ohio adults to pay more toward their government-funded health care is a Republican effort to undermine the Affordable Care Act, U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown said Monday. ... Mr. Brown also urged the federal government to reject the request to waive rules so the state may charge premiums from as many as 1.4 million nondisabled, nonelderly people on the rolls. (Provance, 4/26)