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In the fall of 2018, Gov.

John Kasich of Ohio signed an executive order to restore and expand access to Medicaid in the state of Ohio, a move that would have cost the state nearly $3 billion and have ripple effects on hundreds of thousands of people.

The governor has not yet made the decision on whether to follow through on the order, which was issued under pressure from his party to protect vulnerable people, including the elderly and people with pre-existing conditions.

“It’s time to act,” Kasich said in a statement.

“We need to save lives and rebuild Ohio and we need to do that without taking the Medicaid cuts.”

The order signed on April 27, 2019, will reduce funding for Medicaid by $3.8 billion, from $10.9 billion to $9.3 billion.

Kasich signed it on the same day that Ohioans were forced to pay more for insurance after a new, more expensive version of Obamacare was introduced.

This means that Ohio’s uninsured population, which has been rising for decades, will see a spike in its share of health care spending under the new Medicaid expansion.

“This will be an enormous burden on our state, and it will have a devastating effect on the families and individuals that rely on our Medicaid system,” Kasich, a Republican, said at the time.

“There is no other state that has such a dramatic impact on the state’s budget and the lives of our people.”

But the new health care law, which Kasich signed into law in May, also took $2 billion from Medicaid, effectively leaving Ohio without access to most of its funding for a number of years.

In the state, the share of uninsured people is projected to jump from 16 percent to 33 percent by 2020, according to a 2017 study by the Urban Institute.

The state’s Medicaid expansion has been under scrutiny since it began in 2014, when the state expanded Medicaid to cover more than 17 million people.

Kasich has also said that he wanted to ensure that Ohio was not in a situation where it would end up with too many people who are uninsured and too many Medicaid recipients.

He has also repeatedly said that Ohio is not a “bare-bones” state, meaning that it is not able to provide adequate care to everyone.

But critics say that is not the case.

“Governor Kasich has not acted to protect the poor or the vulnerable, nor to build a robust state health care system,” the Center for American Progress, a liberal think tank, said in the statement.

And a recent analysis by the University of California, Berkeley, found that Kasich’s decision to cut Medicaid funding by nearly $1 billion for 2019 has not caused an increase in health care coverage for low-income Ohioans, even though the cost of Medicaid coverage was reduced.

That analysis found that about two-thirds of Medicaid enrollees who received federal subsidies for their coverage have had access to care for less than $100 a week, and that nearly two-fifths of Ohioans have received benefits from the program, which the report called “insufficient to meet their health needs.”

In 2017, the state received a $1.5 billion infusion from the federal government to help finance Medicaid expansion, which included $1 million to help pay for outreach and case management, the report said.

That money has been partially offset by the increased cost of insurance for Ohioans.

And in 2018, the number of people on Medicaid rose from more than 4 million to 4.4 million, according a recent report from the Urban Center.

The federal government paid $1 in 2019 to Ohio to pay for Medicaid expansion costs, according the report.

The center also noted that Kasich had made changes to Medicaid eligibility guidelines, which led to an increase of the number who qualified for the federal Medicaid payments.

“In 2020, the cost to cover Medicaid beneficiaries rose by $8.5 million due to changes to eligibility guidelines,” the report stated.

Kasich did not immediately respond to a request for comment.