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Ohio gov adds thrust to Medicaid expansion plea

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CLEVELAND (AP) - A warning to Ohio lawmakers considering voting against the governor's plan to expand Medicaid: Cover your shins.

The Columbus Dispatch reports Gov. John Kasich (KAY'-sik) has added thrust to his pleas that legislators extend the federal-state health care program for the poor.

In a speech at the City Club of Cleveland, Kasich said legislators are of "good will." But he joked that people should "kick them in the shins" if they're not going to vote for Medicaid expansion.

Kasich's fellow Republicans control the Legislature and are preparing changes to the proposal. Many GOP lawmakers are averse to President Barack Obama's health care law, and Medicaid expansion is a key component of that.

Kasich supports expanding the program, saying it's a way to recapture Ohio taxpayers' federal money.

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