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Hundreds Of Doctors Break From OSMA, Endorse Cordray

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750 doctors say they're endorsing Democratic gubernatorial candidate Rich Cordray. 

They are breaking with the Ohio State Medical Association, which is backing Republican Mike DeWine. The split is over protections for people with pre-existing conditions. Ohio Public Radio's Karen Kasler reports. 

Cordray says he’ll work to lower insurance premiums and drug costs, and to protect millions of Ohioans with pre-existing conditions. And he notes that as attorney general DeWine filed a lawsuit against the Affordable Care Act or Obamacare, which guarantees those protections.

“For the past eight years, he’s been the attorney general. He’s devoted the resources of his office to wiping out coverage for people who have a pre-existing condition to allow insurance companies to drop people.”

 

DeWine’s campaign says Ohio’s Obamacare lawsuit challenged the constitutionality of the individual mandate, and that what Cordray is saying is an outright lie. Cordray and DeWine both support Medicaid expansion, which helped DeWine earn the earlier OSMA endorsement, but DeWine would add in work requirements.

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