The current administration and Republican controlled Congress continue to threaten the Affordable Care Act. The Affordable Care Act covers 1 million Ohioans, 700,00 through the Medicaid expansion alone. The Affordable Care Act allowed Ohio to expand Medicaid to the working poor. Thousands of Ohioans in the 16th district who benefited from Medicaid expansion will lose their insurance if it is repealed. Medicaid pays for drug rehabilitation for those struggling with opioid addiction.
The Affordable Care Act and the Medicaid expansion brings in federal dollars to help pay for Ohio’s uninsured. Many hospitals that serve our district, Wooster Hospital, Medina Hospital, UH Portage Medical Center, St. John’s Westshore, UH Parma Medical Center and Southwest General benefit from those federal dollars. It also creates many good paying jobs in healthcare. The Affordable Care Act needs to be fixed, not destroyed. Putting healthcare back on track is a core part of my agenda on day one in Congress.