Kasich breaks with party

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“PLANET EARTH”

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#1 Oct 11, 2013
Ohio Gov. John Kasich (R) will circumvent the majority-Republican legislature in his state to advance an expansion of Medicaid benefits to 275,000 people under President Barack Obama's health care reform law, according to a report published Friday in the Columbus Dispatch.

Kasich, who has been campaigning across Ohio and lobbying lawmakers since February to accept federal money to provide Medicaid to more poor residents, will present a proposal to the state funding board that could fast-track the expansion, the Columbus Dispatch reported. The GOP-led legislature has blocked Kasich's proposal to date.

The health care reform law, known as the Affordable Care Act, calls for all states to expand Medicaid coverage to anyone who earns up to 133 percent of the federal poverty level in 2014, which is $15,282 for a single person this year. Only about half the states are going ahead with the expansion, however, as Republican governors and legislators have refused to accept the federal dollars that would finance it. When the Supreme Court upheld the law last year, justices also ruled that states could opt out of the Medicaid expansion. States' refusal to expand the program is expected to result in millions of low-income Americans, mostly in the South, remaining uninsured.

Kasich is one of 10 Republican governors who have broken with their party to support the Medicaid expansion, although they all maintain they continue to oppose the underlying Obamacare law. Most recently, Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett (R) unveiled a plan that would partially privatize and expand Medicaid, following similar laws enacted by Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad (R) and Arkansas Gov. Mike Beebe (D) and the GOP-led legislatures in their states. Florida Gov. Rick Scott (R) also endorsed the Medicaid expansion, only to see it blocked by his state legislature.

A seven-member budgetary panel in Ohio, called the Controlling Board, will consider Kasich's request to accept $2.5 billion of federal Medicaid money that would provide health benefits to about 275,000 people, according to the Columbus Dispatch. The expansion could be in place as early as Jan. 1, when the Medicaid expansion is supposed to take effect in other states, the newspaper reported. The panel includes a chairman Kasich appointed, two Democrats and four Republicans. Kasich needs only four members to vote in his favor to adopt the expansion, according to the Columbus Dispatch.

Under the health care reform law, the federal government will pay the full cost of covering newly eligible Medicaid recipients from 2014 through 2016, after which the share gradually declines until it reaches 90 percent in 2022 and future years. That compares to the average 57 percent share the federal government pays states for current Medicaid enrollees.

“Tenured Marxist Radical”

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#2 Oct 11, 2013
If the legislature had guts, they would defund it.

When did the executive get the power of the purse?
They cannot kill a Spook

Detroit, MI

#3 Oct 11, 2013
-The-Artist- wrote:
If the legislature had guts, they would defund it.
When did the executive get the power of the purse?
When lynching went out of style.
Kasich needs to removed for this. His Math skills are worse than retard ed crackhead

“animis opibusque parati”

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#4 Oct 11, 2013
They cannot kill a Spook wrote:
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When lynching went out of style.
Kasich needs to removed for this. His Math skills are worse than retard ed crackhead
He's a politician.
Principles be damned.
Inspector Flanagan

Akron, OH

#5 Oct 11, 2013
Kasich knows that police and firefighters will no longer support him, he is stupid but not dumb! He knows that in order to stay on the public doal he must be a enabler of the parasitic class. Kasuck is a true RINO!!!!! who knows he will be in dire straits vote-wise.

“animis opibusque parati”

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#7 Oct 15, 2013
FTA:

"Kasich, for his part, has abandoned all but the flimsiest pretense of fiscal responsibility, adopting the left’s talking points and even warning God will punish opponents of the Obamacare Medicaid expansion..."

http://tinyurl.com/m99gyud

“PLANET EARTH”

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#8 Oct 15, 2013
-tip- wrote:
FTA:
"Kasich, for his part, has abandoned all but the flimsiest pretense of fiscal responsibility, adopting the left’s talking points and even warning God will punish opponents of the Obamacare Medicaid expansion..."
http://tinyurl.com/m99gyud
His motive for appeasing?
Re- elected
He's no dummy

“Seven Days In May”

Since: Oct 13

Hilliard, OH

#9 Oct 15, 2013
They cannot kill a Spook wrote:
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When lynching went out of style.
Kasich needs to removed for this. His Math skills are worse than retard ed crackhead
He's doing math in his dreams...counting electoral votes.
He'll wake up right after Iowa.

“Tenured Marxist Radical”

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#10 Oct 15, 2013
BizzyBee wrote:
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His motive for appeasing?
Re- elected
He's no dummy
I have no doubt he will be re-elected, but at the current rate, I have about a 25% chance of voting for the third party placeholder.

Not to mention it probably ends his chances of winning the 2016 presidential primary.

Pity, so much promise, so much waste.
Duke for Mayor

Uniontown, OH

#11 Oct 15, 2013
BizzyBee wrote:
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His motive for appeasing?
Re- elected
He's no dummy
Actually, the motive is financial. Mr. Kasich is smarter than Karl.

woof

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#12 Oct 15, 2013
Duke for Mayor wrote:
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Actually, the motive is financial. Mr. Kasich is smarter than Karl.
woof
Really?

Karl happens to understand what welfare statism does to economies.

I don't think Kasich does.
Duke for Mayor

Uniontown, OH

#13 Oct 15, 2013
-The-Artist- wrote:
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I have no doubt he will be re-elected, but at the current rate, I have about a 25% chance of voting for the third party placeholder.
Not to mention it probably ends his chances of winning the 2016 presidential primary.
Pity, so much promise, so much waste.
There is presently about a 60% chance I'll vote to reelect him. If he reins in his party goons in the state legislature, stops trying to privatize state government functions, and starts providing more disclosure about the private interests with their hand in the cookie jar that percentage will increase substantially.

He's been ok/so-so since he got bitchslapped by the public unions.

woof

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#14 Oct 15, 2013
Duke for Mayor wrote:
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and starts providing more disclosure about the private interests with their hand in the cookie jar that percentage will increase substantially.
That's a ticking time bomb.

I don't think it blows up while he's still in office. But it's bound to once the next governor takes office.

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#15 Oct 15, 2013
Duke for Mayor wrote:
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There is presently about a 60% chance I'll vote to reelect him. If he reins in his party goons in the state legislature, stops trying to privatize state government functions, and starts providing more disclosure about the private interests with their hand in the cookie jar that percentage will increase substantially.
He's been ok/so-so since he got bitchslapped by the public unions.
woof
At first, I wasn't sure about him, but he's done some good stuff in the name of people. However, some programs he cut to the bone,was not in the best interest of the public.
I think he knew what side his bread was buttered on when the debacle about the unions happened.
I'm Independent so, I will be carefully watching his every move, as whoever runs against him.
Duke for Mayor

Uniontown, OH

#16 Oct 15, 2013
-The-Artist- wrote:
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That's a ticking time bomb.
I don't think it blows up while he's still in office. But it's bound to once the next governor takes office.
The medicaid expansion is costing the states nothing in the first few years, and the feds will pick up 90% of the cost beyond that.

The increased coverage will save the states money in the long run by providing people living on the edge of the poverty line access to preventative medicine that they don't have presently.

Like I said, Its financial. Kasich is smarter than Karl.

woof
Wait what

Dublin, OH

#17 Oct 15, 2013
Duke for Mayor wrote:
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The medicaid expansion is costing the states nothing in the first few years, and the feds will pick up 90% of the cost beyond that.
The increased coverage will save the states money in the long run by providing people living on the edge of the poverty line access to preventative medicine that they don't have presently.
Like I said, Its financial. Kasich is smarter than Karl.
woof
It's not that easy, but I don't have time to find the information. I agree with Bizzy - he wants re-election, he has to do it.
Wait what

Dublin, OH

#18 Oct 15, 2013
Wait what

Dublin, OH

#19 Oct 15, 2013
Duke for Mayor wrote:
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The medicaid expansion is costing the states nothing in the first few years, and the feds will pick up 90% of the cost beyond that.
The increased coverage will save the states money in the long run by providing people living on the edge of the poverty line access to preventative medicine that they don't have presently.
Like I said, Its financial. Kasich is smarter than Karl.
woof
Karl knows that medical providers will be cost-shifting what they don't get from the government onto the backs of private payers. The very poor and the very rich will be OK, but as usual, it's the ones in the middle whose back will break.
Duke for Mayor

Uniontown, OH

#20 Oct 15, 2013
Wait what wrote:
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It's not that easy, but I don't have time to find the information. I agree with Bizzy - he wants re-election, he has to do it.
Its easy to find the information.

http://articles.washingtonpost.com/2013-06-02...

http://www.kaiserhealthnews.org/Daily-Reports...

http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/Politics/2013/08...

http://medicaidexpansion.com/medicaid-expansi...

This has absolutely nothing to do with the "exchanges".

woof

“Seven Days In May”

Since: Oct 13

Hilliard, OH

#21 Oct 15, 2013
Wait what wrote:
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Karl knows that medical providers will be cost-shifting what they don't get from the government onto the backs of private payers. The very poor and the very rich will be OK, but as usual, it's the ones in the middle whose back will break.
Yep. Individuals with annual incomes greater than $60k and families over six figures are hosed...as always.

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