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Medicaid cuts could put Ohio babies at risk, advocates say

Friday, May 29, 2015   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Samantha Porter
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"Health-care advocates say a state plan to scale back Medicaid coverage for low-income pregnant women will push Ohio’s already dismal rate of infants dying before their first birthday even higher.

“If this budget does not change, our state legislature is in the process of enacting legislation that will increase the number of babies that die on the South Side. It is absolutely obscene,” said the Rev. John Edgar of the United Methodist Community Development for All People on Parsons Avenue.

Those who work with Ohio’s poor and uninsured, including the city health commissioner and former state health director, say Gov. John Kasich’s plan to lower Medicaid eligibility for pregnant women will undermine state and local efforts to reduce the infant-mortality rate..."

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