Saturday’s shocking display of hate and violence in Charlottesville, Virginia should be condemned in the strongest terms, and these events are a jolting reminder of how much work remains to be done to stop the normalization of bigotry and white nationalism. Images of hundreds of white men marching through the streets, proudly displaying their signs of neo-Nazi and Ku Klux Klan pride, will most certainly mark a period of 21st century regressiveness to future generations. It is a shameful moment for our country.
The Saturday Dispatch article “Retreat on Medicaid may fuel drug crisis” reported that Ohio House Rep. Wesley A. Goodman, R-Cardington, has proposed a budget amendment to freeze enrollment in the highly successful Medicaid expansion to more than 700,000 individuals. This freeze would remove newly eligible individuals’ ability to obtain Medicaid or prevent those individuals who drop off the rolls the ability to return.