FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 31, 2013
Maurice A . Thompson
High Court to Hear Medicaid Expansion Lawsuit on Expedited Basis
Columbus, OH - The Ohio Supreme Court today granted the 1851 Center's Motion to Expedite its lawsuit challenging administrative Obamacare Medicaid Expansion in Ohio, setting a briefing schedule that will have the merits of the case submitted to the Court by no later than December 1.
The Motion granted asserts that the action is likely to prevail, and that dire budgetary consequences could ensue should the case not be decided prior to January 1, 2014.
The October 22 legal action is filed on behalf of State Representatives Matt Lynch, Ron Young, Andy Thompson, Ron Maag, John Becker, and Ron Hood, and Cleveland Right to Life and Right to Life of Greater Cincinnati. These representatives and groups combine to represent nearly 1 million Ohioans.
The action asserts that in accepting jurisdiction over and passing the Governor's proposed Medicaid spending, the Controlling Board exceeded its legal authority by acting inconsistently with the intent of the Ohio General Assembly. Specifically:
Read the Complaint HERE.