COLUMBUS: Susan Bennett can’t get treatment for her skin cancer because she’s uninsured, unemployed and no doctor will see her.
Standing in the rain on the steps of the Ohio Statehouse, she asked state lawmakers on Thursday to extend Medicaid coverage, so more low-income Ohioans like herself could get the medical care they need.
“I want them to think about the lives they could save, and I would like for them to choose us — the people — over politics,” said the 52-year-old Bennett, of Columbus.
Bennett’s words were greeted with cheers from an estimated 2,500 demonstrators who gripped umbrellas and signs in support of Medicaid expansion at Thursday’s rally on the Capitol lawn. The event follows a decision by Ohio House Republicans to strip the expansion plan from the budget.
I bet they're proud of how they set her free.