The Greater Cleveland Congregations health care team has decided to move forward with a plan to organize three Medicaid expansion canvasses in target neighborhoods to generate publicity and support for extending health care coverage in Ohio. We have developed an expertise in going door-to-door though the CMSD levy campaign, and it’s time to exercise that muscle for the 600,000 Ohioans who could gain access to life-saving health coverage! [Read more...]
The Greater Cleveland Congregations core team will hold its first monthly meeting on Sunday, May 5 at 12:30 p.m. Meetings will be held the first Sunday of the month following the 11:15 service. Order lunch from Cafe Ah-Roma if you like. Meetings will last no longer than one hour and will be a time to discuss several ongoing issues, including Medicaid expansion.
This weekend Greater Cleveland Congregations (GCC) reported that it heard from its Medicaid Expansion coalition that the House of Representatives likely WILL NOT include Medicaid Expansion in the initial budget they will propose Tuesday, April 9. Despite our efforts to date and Governor Kasich’s leadership on this issue, Medicaid Expansion in Ohio is on life support and the next 7 days will be critical. [Read more...]
The Greater Cleveland Congregations Criminal Justice team will meet Tuesday, April 9 from 7:15-9 p.m. at Olivet Institutional Baptist Church (8712 Quincy Ave.) in Cleveland. The agenda is to prioritize the issues being considered by the criminal justice team: racial profiling, gun violence, collateral sanctions, death penalty, etc. Be present to be heard. All are welcome. Questions? Contact the Rev. Canon Will Mebane.
The Greater Cleveland Congregations Strategy Team ratified the following plan of action to ensure that Medicaid Expansion is included in the budget approved by the House of Representatives on April 18. If Medicaid Expansion fails in the House, it will be an exceedingly tough battle in the Senate. [Read more...]
This afternoon Governor Kasich presented his proposed budget for the State of Ohio, which includes extending Medicaid eligibility to all Ohioans under 138% of the Federal Poverty line. Here is GCC’s official statement:
“We applaud Governor Kasich’s leadership on Medicaid Expansion. We will do our part to make sure Ohio legislators understand that expanding Medicaid will keep Ohioans’ tax dollars here in our state, working to help our economy, our health, and our state budget. [Read more...]
The Northeast Ohio Medicaid Expansion Coalition, the Akron Canton Medicaid Expansion Coalition, and the Mental Health Advocacy Coalition announce that Amy Rohling McGee, President of the Health Policy Institute of Ohio (HPIO), will be presenting at a joint meeting on the recent report addressing the economic impact of Medicaid expansion in Ohio. This report was conducted by HPIO, The Ohio State University, The Urban Institute and REMI. Download a pdf of the report here.
Date: Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Time: 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Location: Ford Room, 2500 E 22nd St, Cleveland [Read more...]
The Trinity Cathedral Greater Cleveland Congregations Core Team will be canvassing neighborhoods in Bratenahl and Collinwood in support of Issue 107, the proposed operating levy for the Cleveland Metropolitan School District that will be decided by voters in November’s election. There are two volunteer opportunities: [Read more...]
On Jan. 25, 2013 the Bishops and Assisting Bishops of the Dioceses of Ohio and Southern Ohio sent an op-ed piece to news outlets around the state in regard to the potential expansion of Medicaid in Ohio that is provided for by the federal Affordable Care Act. The text of that letter is below:
To the Editor
Every day more than 1.5 million Ohioans, nearly 14 percent of our population, wake up without health insurance coverage. As a result, many of them go without treatment until their condition becomes more severe and more costly to address. Often when they do seek treatment, it is in the most expensive way possible: through emergency rooms and hospitals. [Read more...]