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Medicaid at Risk

Proposed changes to Ohio's Medicaid expansion will threaten health care access for hundreds of thousands of Ohioans.

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A new way forward: 10 ways to support Ohio’s working people

We can strengthen Ohio’s working people and create an economy that works for everyone by helping workers to speak up together, raising wages, and investing in communities instead of corporations.

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The GOP tax plan and you

An interactive map and congressional district fact sheets illustrate some of what's at stake with GOP plan to slash taxes for the wealthiest

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Budget Bites: quick takes on the 2018-2019 state budget

Digestible budget analysis and recommendations for reporters, policymakers and activists

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Share your student debt story

Ohioans borrow more to pay for college and have higher rates of default than residents of most states. More than 1 million Ohioans have student loan debt. Are you one of them? Tell us about it.

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Policy Matters creates a more vibrant, equitable, sustainable and inclusive Ohio through research, strategic communications, coalition building and policy advocacy.

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Our Impact

Policy Matters Ohio, A nonprofit policy research institute that creates a more vibrant, equitable and inclusive Ohio through research, strategic communications, coalition building and policy advocacy.

714K

Ohioans with ongoing access to healthcare due to retention of Medicaid expansion.

277K

of Ohio’s lowest-wage workers get a raise each year because the minimum wage increases with inflation.

+$1.5B

spending on Ohio public schools.

>400K

working families will continue receiving Federal Earned Income Tax Credits.

714K

Ohioans with ongoing access to healthcare due to retention of Medicaid expansion.

+$1.5B

spending on Ohio public schools.

>400K

working families will continue receiving Federal Earned Income Tax Credits.

277K

of Ohio’s lowest-wage workers get a raise each year because the minimum wage increases with inflation.

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