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Statewide Medicaid Expansion Call In Day

Dear Advocate,

The National MS Society is joining organizations across the state in a Call In Day today, Thursday, February 21st to support Medicaid Expansion in Ohio. For more information on what Governor Kasich’s plan to expand Medicaid would mean to Ohioans please visit the Governor’s Office of Health Transformation.

Our Goal: To show members of the Ohio House of Representatives that there is broad public support to extend health coverage to 275,000 Ohioans in the state budget.

Our message is simple: "Please keep Medicaid Expansion in the budget, we can’t afford NOT to expand coverage.”


Instructions for Call In Day

Step 1: Find Your State Representative

  • Click here to enter your zip code (and address if needed) to find your state representative

Step 2: Call Your State Representative

  • After you find out who your legislator is from the link above, call him/her using this sample script:

“I’m calling to urge Representative (insert rep’s name) to keep Medicaid Expansion in the budget. If we choose not to extend Medicaid, Ohio taxpayers will pay an additional $404 million over the next two years, lose $2.4 billion ($13 billion over seven years) of Ohioans’ federal tax dollars to support Ohio’s priorities, and put at risk local mental health and addiction services. We can’t afford NOT to extend Medicaid in the state budget.”

Step 3: Call House Finance Chairman Ron Amstutz

  • Call (614) 466-7584 using this sample script:

“I’m calling to urge Representative Amstuz to keep Medicaid Expansion in the budget. If we choose not to extend Medicaid, Ohio taxpayers will pay an additional $404 million over the next two years, lose $2.4 billion ($13 billion over seven years) of Ohioans’ federal tax dollars to support Ohio’s priorities, and put at risk local mental health and addiction services. We can’t afford not to extend Medicaid in the state budget.”

Step 4: Email Your State Representative

  • Use the sample letter included in the link above, enter your information, and  to send an email to your legislator. Customize the email with your reasons for supporting Medicaid expansion.

Step 5: Log Your Call

  • Click here to log your call so we can track how many calls and emails state representatives received in support of the Medicaid Expansion.

Step 6: Spread the Word

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Early and ongoing treatment with an FDA-approved therapy can make a difference for people with multiple sclerosis. Learn about your options by talking to your health care professional and contacting the National MS Society at http://www.nationalmssociety.org/ or 1-800-344-4867.

Our postal address is:
National Multiple Sclerosis Society
733 Third Avenue
New York, New York 10017

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