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Health Care

Ohio House keeps Medicaid discussion going

Friday, April 19, 2013
Cleveland Plain Dealer

COLUMBUS, Ohio --Ohio's Medicaid expansion is down, but not out.  House Republicans kept alive the possibility that Ohio may expand its Medicaid program to cover the working poor, approving an amendment to its budget that could open the door to changes later this year.... The amendment drew praise from Greater Cleveland Congregations, one of several groups that organized a rally outside the Statehouse last week urging lawmakers to support extending Medicaid.

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Health Care

Governors Fall Away in G.O.P. Opposition to More Medicaid

Friday, February 22, 2013
The New York Times

Under pressure from the health care industry and consumer advocates, seven Republican governors are cautiously moving to expand Medicaid, giving an unexpected boost to President Obama’s plan to insure some 30 million more Americans.... Every few days, state hospital associations and advoc

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Health Care

Ohio's Gov. John Kasich to seek Medicaid Expansion

Tuesday, February 5, 2013
Cleveland Plain Dealer

CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Saying that an expansion of Medicaid will help some of the poorest Ohioans, Gov. John Kasich included the much-anticipated announcement in his two-year budget proposal Monday.

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Health Care

Religious, community members rally to urge Gov. Kasich to expand Medicaid in Ohio

Friday, January 25, 2013
Cleveland Plain Dealer

CLEVELAND, Ohio --- More than 1,000 rallied at Olivet Institutional Baptist Church in Cleveland on Thursday night to show their support for expanding Medicaid in Ohio. The assembly brought together members of religious congregations, community groups and major health care providers to demonstrate community support for expanding Medicaid. 

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Health Care

Groups call on Kasich to Expand Medicaid in Ohio

Thursday, January 24, 2013
MSNBC

More than a thousand people filled Olivet Institutional Baptist Church in Cleveland Thursday to demonstrate widespread community support for Ohio Medicaid expansion. "If people have medical insurance they're more likely to see a doctor, they're more likely to get preventative care, they're going to stay healthier," said Dr. Kristin Englund who came out for the rally. 

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Multifaith coalition urges Cleveland schools to restore programs

Wednesday, November 30, 2011
Cleveland Plain Dealer

CLEVELAND, Ohio -- In its first major public action, Greater Cleveland Congregations, a newly formed coalition of churches, synagogues and mosques, is calling on the Cleveland school district to restore programs recently cut to save money.

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Criminal Justice

Governor signs Collateral Sanction Reform Bill

Saturday, July 14, 2012
Fox News Cleveland

Governor John Kasich met with Greater Cleveland Congregations members Monday to discuss collateral sanctions reforms. 

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Criminal Justice

Moving forward on criminal justice reform: Rev. Jawanza Colvin, Rabbi Joshua Caruso and The Very Rev. Tracey Lind

Saturday, June 30, 2012
Cleveland Plain Dealer

Earlier this year, nearly 1,000 people from the 40 diverse religious and community groups that constitute Greater Cleveland Congregations gathered at Anshe Chesed Fairmount Temple in Beachwood to speak with one voice: Our state needs criminal justice reform. 

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Education

Supporters of Cleveland Schools levy rally voters ahead of November election

Tuesday, October 2, 2012
ABC News Channel 5

CLEVELAND - Supporters of the levy for Cleveland Public Schools are warning against laying off teachers, and a potential $50 million deficit. Over the weekend in an east side church basement, mothers, grandmothers, grandfathers and concerned citizens met up for a voter registration drive.

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