The proposal would have halted new expansion enrollment starting July 1, 2018, and prevented people who drop off from re-enrolling. The Ohio Legislature could override Gov. John Kasich’s veto, but it’s unclear if there are enough votes to do so.

The Associated Press:
Kasich Signs Ohio State Budget, Vetoes Medicaid Freeze

Gov. John Kasich once again stood against fellow Republicans in the Ohio Legislature on Friday to support Medicaid expansion, which now provides health insurance to 700,000 low-income Ohioans. The 2016 presidential contender vetoed a proposed freeze of the expansion and 46 other items from Ohio’s state budget before signing it just ahead of a midnight deadline Friday. (Carr-Smyth, 7/1)

Cincinnati Enquirer:
John Kasich Just Thwarted Ohio GOP’s Medicaid Freeze. What’s Next?

For some GOP lawmakers, overturning Kasich’s veto on Medicaid would culminate a crusade that started in 2013 when Kasich first went around legislators to expand Medicaid to more than 700,000 Ohioans. For others, it would be a chance to say “no” to President Barack Obama’s Affordable Care Act – a mandate lawmakers believe they received from the same voters who sent President Donald Trump to the White House. (Balmert, 7/1)

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