Actiona Alert:Tuesday Day of Action for Medicaid Expansion

The Ohio legislature is back in session Tuesday, Oct. 1, and we want to make sure expanding health care to Ohioans is at the top of their agenda.

Will you take 5 minutes to send one email and call Ohio's legislative leaders to ask them to take action on Medicaid expansion (see the instructions below)?

Join Ohioans across the state taking action Tuesday in support of health care expansion. Although advocates are working on a ballot initiative, the best-case scenario is that Ohio's legislature acts now to pass Medicaid expansion, bringing federal dollars to Ohio and providing Ohioans with health care starting January 1, 2014.

Please follow the instructions below to ask the legislature to act now to expand Medicaid in Ohio.

Instructions for the Day of Action

Step 1: Email Legislative Leaders

• Click here.

• Fill out your zip code (and address if needed).

• Edit / personalize the form email. It makes your message more effective.

Step 2: Call leaders in the Ohio House and Senate using the call script below.

• Your representative and senator.

• Senate President Keith Faber - 614-466-7584

• Speaker of the House Bill Batchelder -- 614-466-8140

• Senate Minority Leader Eric Kearney -- 614-466-5980

• House Minority Leader Tracy Heard -- 614-466-8010

Short message: I support the expansion of Medicaid coverage because it will create 30,000 new jobs and it will help Ohioans become more competitive and live better lives. Please act now to expand health care coverage in Ohio.

Longer message: I know there is an ongoing debate about the expansion of Medicaid coverage in Ohio. I believe the time to act is now. We need movement on this issue immediately so that Ohio can take full advantage of the resources put forward by the federal government to support this expansion.

Step 3: Spread the Word

• Forward this info to a friend

Thanks for taking the time to take action in this critical time for health care expansion. Please forward this email to other people who care about strengthening families and communities in Ohio and give them the opportunity to take action, too.