Countdown To Election Day: Congressman Renacci Opposes Medicaid Expansion
October 26, 2018
As the clock winds down to Election Day, we’re taking a look back at the lowlights of Congressman Jim Renacci’s Senate bid – a campaign that’s been defined by embarrassing stories, despicable lows, and complaints from Republicans that Renacci never “even picked up the towel.”
Today, we’re looking at Congressman Renacci’s opposition to Medicaid expansion and his efforts to dismantle it, despite the more than 700,000 Ohioans who rely on the expansion to get the care they need.
Continue following along over the next 11 days as we count down to the end of Congressman Renacci’s pathetic political career.
More than 700,000 Ohioans rely on the state’s Medicaid expansion for their access to healthcare, including more than 150,000 who use it to get treatment for drug addiction or mental illness, but that hasn’t stopped Congressman Renacci from repeatedly trying to dismantle this critical program.
Congressman Renacci has voted to repeal Medicaid expansion at least 17 times, and continues to express his support for ending it.
Study after study shows that Medicaid is helping Ohioans seek the addiction treatment they need, but Congressman Renacci had the gall to say that “Medicaid was, in some ways, the driver of this opioid addiction.”
This irresponsible, out-of-touch position pits Congressman Renacci against Republican leaders in Ohio who have pledged to protect the bipartisan expansion, and shows yet again why he can’t be trusted to look out for Ohio.