Skip to comments.Ohio just became the fourth GOP-controlled state to approve Medicaid expansion under Obamacare
Posted on 10/23/2013 10:03:31 AM PDT by LonelyCon
Ohio just pushed the country past a symbolic threshold: its become the 25th state to pursue expanding Medicaid under the presidents health-care law, making the nations states evenly split on the issue for the first time. As of the start of the month, 24 states had opted to forge ahead with the expansion and 26 had not, according to the Kaiser Family Foundation, a health policy news and analysis nonprofit. Ohio was among those that were not expanding health care to more low-income adults, though Republican Gov. John Kasich wanted it. But a seven-member board that considered his request got its fourth pro-expansion member, Rep. Ross McGregor (R), on Monday morning and had voted 5 to 2 to forge ahead by the afternoon, according to local reports. Some are considering suing the state, according to The Columbus Dispatch. Many oppose the expansion on principle, as it also represents an expansion of the size of government.
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That’s going to be expensive...
People in OH haven’t voted for anybody good since the late Robert A. Taft, Sr., and he too sometimes strayed from the conservative position.
Kasich forced it through by using an obscure legal authority called the ‘Controlling Board’, neatly sidestepping the legislature.
How many seniors turn down free parts of medicare after paying a lifetime of medicare payroll taxes because they hate the concept of socialized medicine?
called human nature.
At least few states are setting up the exchanges.
LOL...just in time to make Ohio residents eligible to pay the penalties for not buying government-subsidized ObamaCare. They must be so proud.
(former resident of the Buckeye State)
Ohio, from whence Boehner cometh? They’re as RINO-populated as New Jersey, and Kasich the big sales-tax expander is their anything-but-conservative leader. (Only the liberal media calls Kasich “conservative”.)
Kasich SAID he was a conservative, but turned out to be a brainwashed Christian who thinks it’s biblical to take from some people and give to others...he’s wrong!
He’s a loser, too.
By doing what he did, he violates:
* Romans via Paul says governments are installed by God...so Kasich violated that
* Unintended consequences of 0bummercare/Medicaid expansion causes tax payers to have money TAKEN, e.g., stolen from them and given to others...I doubt the Lord thinks that was ok
* This expansion also gives rise and reward to those already cheating the government
* This expansion assists illegal aliens - can of worms, so Kasich must be ok with amnesty, which also causes people to violate the Romans’ principle aforementioned and hurts businesses and taxpayers, e.g., steals from them
* It is also biblical to work...all of this violates that as well
Good reasoning, Kasich...
Virginia is not one of the states that I know of and it is making health care VERY expensive for me.
Kasich sounds like a Huckaphoney.
“Social Justice”:”We’re telling you to do what we say Jesus said and having the government make sure you do it”
GOP controlled? Kasich ran in 2010 as anti-Obamacare, but by 2012 he became one of the most maniacally pro-Obamacare governors, it’s not even funny. He should just switch parties. He’s probably one of Obama’s favorite governors.
Ohio voted against Obamacare. Like a whopping 66% against Obamacare.
Kasich is acting like Obama - Dictator Wannabe
I’m really discouraged about this. Discouraged to the point where I feel like there is just no use in voting for anything or anyone - anymore.
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Six Ohio lawmakers are trying their best.....
That is why its unattractive.
But with the Medicaid expansion a governor has to tell his voters :”Sorry, I know that allowing you to have medicaid would cost our state nothing, but I am against it. You always have the emergency room if you get real sick, Just throw away the hospital bills for that if you cant afford them”
In bright red states its no problem to say that, on AM radio too.
In Blue or purple states like VA it doesnt go over very well.
Wonder why Kasich went rino and how much did he get for it?.
Your answer is in your statement. I'll give you a hint, and it involves the letters G,O and P.
Kasich sounds like a Huckaphoney.
Social Justice:Were telling you to do what we say Jesus said and having the government make sure you do it
Since the Federal Gov’t is (for now) going to reimburse 100% of the cost for Medicaid expansion to the States Kasich is taking money from citizens of other States.
California is really going to rake it in. I saw that they enrolled 600,000 in Medicaid already!
Yep. And it is why he's getting sued by Ohio opponents of Medicaid expansion.
Hospital lobbyists. They want to be able to bill their charity cases to SOMEBODY.
See many posts on the thread.
The decision to go to the controlling board undermines the integrity of elections as well as undermining the legislatures decision to reject federal dollars which always have strings attached.
C’mon down to Texas!
I left Ohio for low tax Texas and love it.
No income tax, water and electricity are half the price of Ashtabula.
(Still root for the Brownies though)
Let’s hope it gets traction!! Cannot believe Kasich went through the Controlling Board to do this.
Its the 100% Federal funding they are being told to turn down.
As if the people of Ohio don’t help fund the federal government. They are paying for it whether its paid by federal or state dollars.
You are correct....WOW!!! As stated in Post #20, those states that expanded Medicaid will receive 100% reimbursement for people earning between 100 and 138 percent of the Federal Poverty Level.
As if we weren’t saying this all throughout the ACA debate, what a horrible mess!
Wow, what a sick scumbag Kasich turned out to be. I remember when he was a “rising star” in the GOP House, but then he suddenly up and quit. I always figured somebody has some pretty filthy dirt on him. Now I’m sure of it.
Well they in Ohio can pay the Obamacare taxes for it, turn down the funding then pay EVEN more state taxes to take care of those people's emergency room hospital visits,
or they can pay the same Obamacare taxes regardless but let the federal government pay for their voters health care in Medicaid .
Ohio isnt Texas. They want the better deal for themselves.
How many seniors (loyal GOP voters) turn down medicare after paying all those taxes?
I would say nationally this is a pretty popular thing by itself.
Free stuff, compassion, heal the sick, Santa Claus, compassion, everyone happy, cute puppy .....
GOP will never repeal this one for real, never, I would love to bet.
I think Kasich is filthy dirty. **Somebody** has something on him.
I’ve been trying to tell people here how much of an asshole kasich is for some time. He was the deciding vote in clinton’s gun ban after lying about being pro gun owner rights to get elected. And ask anyone clerk, server or flight attendant how he treats his lessors. To top that off, he championed a new law in ohio that subjects you to felony charges if the used car you bought has some manner of “hidden compartment” in it. I’ll be voting for whatever 3rd party is on the ballot against him.
Indeed she’s like a cockroach she’s every where.