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Taylor Apparently Flip-Flops On Medicaid Expansion

Mar 29, 2018

Lieutenant Governor Mary Taylor
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Lieutenant Governor Mary Taylor continues to call for a debate with Ohio Attorney General and GOP gubernatorial rival Mike DeWine - saying he has been unclear and even flip flopped on Medicaid expansion. 

But it appears she also has made a major change on the issue. Ohio Public Radio's Karen Kasler reports.  

In September, Taylor announced that if elected, she’d end Governor John Kasich’s Medicaid expansion, and reiterated her opposition at a Republican candidates’ forum a few weeks later.

“From day one was very clear with the governor that I did not support Medicaid expansion.”

 

But in July 2013, when the Kasich administration was trying to get Medicaid expansion passed, she said something different:

 

“The governor has been very vocal. He’s going to push on and ultimately get this done for Ohioans, working poor in Ohio. And I support the governor.” 

 

In their campaigns for governor, Taylor and DeWine have both said Medicaid expansion is unsustainable, but DeWine hasn’t explicitly said he would end enrollment in Medicaid for some 700,000 Ohioans as Taylor has.