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  DeWine pledges to keep full Medicaid expansion coverage
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Last EditedRP  Jul 11, 2018 04:50pm
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AuthorRandy Ludlow
MediaNewspaper - Columbus Dispatch
News DateWednesday, July 11, 2018 09:15:00 PM UTC0:0
DescriptionMike DeWine long had labeled Ohio's expansion of Medicaid health coverage to more than 700,000 adults — largely the working poor — as financially unsustainable.

On Wednesday afternoon, DeWine flatly said he would retain the entire Medicaid expansion while seeking reforms, imposing work requirements for recipients and instituting wellness programs to reduce costs.

DeWine also had attacked his primary opponent, Lt. Gov. Mary Taylor, for supporting the Medicaid expansion and repeatedly expressed his opposition to the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, that fostered the Medicaid expansion.
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