CLEVELAND, Ohio (WKBN) – U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown and Ohio Sen. Joe Schiavoni applauded Governor John Kasich’s move Friday to veto provisions in the state budget that would roll back the expansion of Medicaid.
According to a press release sent by Brown’s office, Brown said uncertainty in Washington over Republican efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act is hurting states like Ohio.
Brown released the following statement after Kasich’s move:
I’m proud of our governor for standing up for Ohio families and doing what’s needed to combat the opioid crisis. Washington leaders need to follow Gov. Kasich’s lead and put party politics aside to do what’s right for the people we serve. Instead of one side writing secret bills to kick people off their healthcare, let’s all work together to bring down prices and make healthcare work better for everyone.”
WKBN caught up with Schiavoni Saturday, who also supported Kasich’s move.
“Medicaid expansion is important to the governor [and] it’s important to me,” he said. “Because it gives working people the ability to have good, quality, affordable health care when it comes to primary care physicians, when it comes to dentists and when it comes to therapy.”