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Gov. Strickland Begs Federal Government for Enough Medicaid Dollars To Carry the State Through the Election

June 9, 2010 at 11:20 am Matt Leave a comment Go to comments

From Laura Bischoffin the Dayton Daily News:

Some 30 states will face big budget holes if Congress does not approve a six-month extension of special Medicaid money, but Ohio is not among them.

However, Gov. Ted Strickland and some advocacy groups are pushing Congress to approve the extension because it would bring an extra $750 million in Medicaid money to Ohio over six months for mental health services, home health care for Ohioans with disabilities, assisted living programs for seniors, child welfare investigations and more.

Medicaid is a health care program for the poor, aged, blind and disabled that is funded with state and federal money.

Using economic stimulus money, the federal government jacked up its share of the funding to 74 percent, up from 64 percent. But that deal is scheduled to end Dec. 31 unless Congress approves a six-month extension.

Between this, an extra $100 in welfare checks this month, and with unemployment benefits extended into perpetuity thanks to loans from the Federal government that the state can’t afford,  Gov. Strickland wants to make sure his voter base is well taken care of as we approach election day.

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