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Taylor Tries To Distance Herself From Kasich On Medicaid

Sep 20, 2017

Mary Taylor
Credit governor.ohio.gov

Republican Ohio Lieutenant Governor and 2018 gubernatorial candidate Mary Taylor now says she would end Medicaid expansion if elected to succeed Governor John Kasich. 

In 2013, Taylor said she supported Kasich's expansion plan. But Taylor said on Monday the expansion of the program serving children, the poor and the disabled is financially unsustainable.

She says Medicaid should return to a mission of serving the needy while incentivizing work. Taylor is trying to win the support of conservatives upset with Kasich over the expansion. A Kasich spokesperson wouldn't say whether the comments affect his support of her candidacy.