VICTORY: Medicaid Expansion Moves Forward
When states had the opportunity to expand Medicaid benefits by accepting national funds through Obamacare, several tea party governors resisted. So New Mexico MoveOn member Robbyne Jones created a MoveOn Petition calling on Governor Susana Martinez to carry out the Medicaid expansion. Meanwhile, in Michigan and Ohio, Fran Brennan and Dan Heck from Working America started petitions calling on Governors Rick Snyder and John Kasich to accept the funding. After the petitions collected a combined 16,000 signatures, and after grassroots campaigning by advocates, Governors Martinez, Snyder, and Kasich accepted the funds, vastly extending health care coverage in their states.