Poll Indicates 63% of Ohioans Support Medicaid Expansion

Source: Health Policy Institute of Ohio

A newly released Ohio Health Issues Poll found that 63% of Ohio adults support Medicaid expansion in the state (Source: “Clear Majority of Ohioans Support Medicaid Expansion,” Health Foundation of Greater Cincinnati press release, June 14, 2013).

The poll, funded by The Health Foundation of Greater Cincinnati asked, “Generally speaking, do you favor or oppose expanding Medicaid to provide health insurance to more low-income uninsured adults?”

According to the press release, “The majority of Ohio adults, crossing all Ohio demographic groups and geographies tracked by OHIP, favored expansion.”

A majority of registered voters in Ohio favored expansion, although support for the expansion was divided along partisan lines. More than 8 in 10 Democrats (82%) support expansion and more than half of Independents support it (52%). However, more than half of Republicans (55%) are opposed to Medicaid expansion.

The 2013 Ohio Health Issues Poll was conducted May 19-June 2 by the Institute for Policy Research at the University of Cincinnati. A random sample of 866 adults from throughout Ohio was interviewed by landline telephones and cell phones.

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