Next week the Governor will release his first budget and the Family Coverage Coalition and Voices for Ohio's Children and the Coalition for Affordable Healthcare in Ohio are all collaborating on finding stories of people who would benefit from raising parents' coverage to 100% of the federal poverty level, raising children's eligibility to 300% of the federal poverty level, parents and children already benefiting from Medicaid, people who are employed, but can't access coverage and the very poor, chronically ill who have been unable to enroll in Disability Medical Assistance, We need these stories as soon as possible! The media will be looking for persons in these categories when the budget is announced next week (3/15) and we will need to prepare people for legislative testimony which will start shortly after the budget is released.

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