Four Republican lawmakers in Ohio have filed a lawsuit on behalf of “Right to Life” groups in an effort to prevent the state from expanding Medicaid
These so-called “Right to Life” groups are more or less determined to ensure that current mortality rates are preserved by keeping as many as 275,000 people off Medicaid.
The lawsuit was filed on behalf of four state representatives and Right to Life chapters in Cleveland and Cincinnati (Ohio Right to Life supported the expansion). It asks justices to order the Controlling Board to reconvene and reject the proposal, and to prohibit the state Department of Medicaid from receiving funds for the expansion. [...]
GOP State Reps. Ron Young of LeRoy, Matt Lynch of Chagrin Falls, Ron Hood of Ashville, Andy Thompson of Marietta, and John Becker of Cincinnati are the lawmakers who signed onto the lawsuit.
Apparently the Right to Life does not apply to those who live under 133 percent of the federal poverty level, which is who the expansion of Medicaid will cover. In total as many as 275,000 residents of Ohio are expected to be covered by the expansion.
If you’re among those 275,000 individuals, the Cleveland and Cincinnati chapters of “Right to Life” don’t want you to have healthcare and thus life.
The expansion of Medicaid, which would preserve the lives of thousands of people, will not cost the state of Ohio anything for the first several years.
“Right to Life” is obviously some kind of inside joke.