(AP) - Legal and legislative challenges loom in Ohio
after a board vote to fund an expansion of the Medicaid health program to cover
thousands more residents.
Ohio recently got approval
from the federal government to extend Medicaid eligibility.
On Monday, a board of six lawmakers and an appointee of the governor that
handles certain adjustments to the state budget granted a request from Gov.
John Kasich's (KAY-siks) administration to spend federal dollars on the
Kasich's move to bypass the full Legislature and go to the Controlling Board
has been criticized.
The Senate's Republican leader says a bill will be introduced to rein in the
board's ability to make such "sweeping" budget adjustments.
Medicaid expansion opponents say they expect to file a lawsuit as soon as
Tuesday challenging the board's decision.
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