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John Kasich Doubles Down on Awful Medicaid Expansion Rhetoric
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John Kasich Doubles Down on Awful Medicaid Expansion Rhetoric

Ohio Governor John Kasich repeated a false claim about Obamacare Medicaid expansion funding, reiterated his belief that God wants more entitlement spending, and threatened to circumvent the state legislature to expand Medicaid during an August 26 radio interview.

09/06/2013
DeMint: States Should Reject Medicaid Expansion "Fool's Gold"
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DeMint: States Should Reject Medicaid Expansion "Fool's Gold"

Jim DeMint, president of The Heritage Foundation and formerly a U.S. senator from South Carolina, described the promise of Obamacare Medicaid expansion funding as “fool’s gold” in an August 26 interview with Media Trackers.

08/28/2013
Medicaid Expansion: Beating a Trojan Horse
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Medicaid Expansion: Beating a Trojan Horse

Ohio, Pennsylvania, Michigan, and Indiana continue wrangling with the Obamacare Medicaid expansion, a policy that should’ve been dead on arrival in every state with a Republican governor. Who would have guessed so many states that sued DC for the freedom to opt out of Medicaid expansion would even consider opening their gates for new entitlement funding from a government that’s effectively bankrupt?

08/16/2013
John Kasich’s Obamacare Talking Points Train Wreck
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John Kasich’s Obamacare Talking Points Train Wreck

Governor John Kasich, who warned in 2010 that Obamacare would “require more Medicaid spending and stick states with large and unsustainable costs,” has been trying to stick Ohio with those costs for six months. If he has compelling reasons for doing so, he has not shared them.

07/26/2013
Gov. Kasich Pretends Obamacare is Not Obamacare
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Gov. Kasich Pretends Obamacare is Not Obamacare

Ohio Governor John Kasich is now insisting the Obamacare Medicaid expansion “is not about Obamacare,” in an attempt to message his fight for new deficit spending around conservative opposition and months of bad news about President Obama’s unpopular 2010 health law.

07/17/2013
Gov. Kasich Tugs Heartstrings, Spins Falsehoods at Medicaid Expansion Rally
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Gov. Kasich Tugs Heartstrings, Spins Falsehoods at Medicaid Expansion Rally

Governor John Kasich stuck to his practiced Medicaid expansion pitch - a mix of progressive pseudo-Christianity and outright falsehoods about the program's funding - during a speech at a July 9 Statehouse rally for socialized medicine.

07/10/2013
John Kasich Embarrasses Himself with Op-Ed Comparison to Reagan
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John Kasich Embarrasses Himself with Op-Ed Comparison to Reagan

Governor John Kasich, a Republican seeking reelection in 2014, continued his push for the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) Medicaid expansion in Ohio with a June 2 USA Today op-ed noting that President Reagan expanded Medicaid in the 80s.

06/03/2013
Ohio Becomes Medicaid Expansion Twilight Zone
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Ohio Becomes Medicaid Expansion Twilight Zone

Ohio has become a Medicaid expansion Twilight Zone, as avowedly conservative Governor John Kasich works with progressive activists to deliver new entitlement benefits with money that doesn't exist. Ohio's press, which loves the idea of "free" federal funding through the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), repeats pro-expansion falsehoods without a hint of skepticism.

03/20/2013
Kasich Pitches Obamacare Surrender as Pragmatism
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Kasich Pitches Obamacare Surrender as Pragmatism

Ohio Governor John Kasich announced his surrender to Washington spending gimmicks on February 4, calling for the expansion of Medicaid eligibility as part of his biennial budget proposal. Kasich, a Republican elected in 2010 and known as a fiscal hawk from his time in Congress, seeks to sell a key component of Obamacare as the pragmatic choice for Ohio.

02/12/2013
State Exchanges and the Cost of ObamaCare
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State Exchanges and the Cost of ObamaCare

In his second inaugural address on January 21, 2013, President Barack Obama stated that “we must make the hard choices to reduce the cost of health care and the size of our deficit.” With regard to health care, all indications are that the price of health insurance will increase as a result of ObamaCare, with the federal government attempting to pass along these costs to the states by asking them to implement state-run health insurance exchanges.

01/27/2013

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