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Work to resume to extend health coverage

Bill Sundermeyer3

Ohio's new state budget goes into effect today, but legislative leaders have promised to work over the summer to finish business they left undone. The General Assembly failed to vote on the governor's plan to extend health coverage to some 275,000 Ohioans, including 26,000 veterans and low-wage workers whose jobs don't include health insurance. "We feel strongly that this needs to be done and done quickly," said AARP Ohio Associate State Director Bill Sundermeyer, who says a resolution could be ready by mid-August.

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