A proposal to freeze enrollment under Ohio's Medicaid expansion was gaining traction Friday as a way to secure enough conservative support to get the state budget through the Ohio House.
The move once again appeared to be pitting the state's Republican-controlled state Legislature against GOP Gov. John Kasich, who made an end-run around skeptical lawmakers in 2013 to push through the expansion allowed under the federal health care overhaul.
Kasich has remained an outspoken advocate at the state and national levels for the expansion, which now covers nearly 720,000 Ohioans.
It was not immediately clear how the proposal might impact state funding for drug addiction...