Tag Archives: John Kasich

Medicaid Expansion Enrollment Figures On Track to Outpace Kasich’s Estimate

images-16A June 11th report from Gongwer News Service outlines the latest enrollment figures from the Department of Medicaid for Kasich’s implementation of Obamacare’s Medicaid expansion. 243,230 Ohioans enrolled in Medicaid as of the end of May, just five months from the start date of the program.  36,000 applications remain pending approval. During the Medicaid expansion debate, the Kasich administration told Ohioans that 366,000 people would enroll in Medicaid expansion by end of June 2015.  So […]

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Kasich Talks the Talk and Walks the Walk with the Taxpayer’s Dime

originalGovernor Kasich spoke about his economic vision for Ohio at a bill signing ceremony at the Mid-Ohio Food Bank.  Kasich had just put his signature to the mid-term budget bill, the hallmark of which was a package of tax cuts – increasing the earned income tax credit for low-income Ohioans from 5 to 10 percent and accelerating by one year the state income tax cut from 9 to 10 percent. Media Trackers does an excellent […]

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ORP Retaliates Against State Reps Who Stand Up for Limited Government

images-1OLC members spent a significant amount of time in 2013 meeting with their Republican state reps and state senators about Medicaid expansion – discussing the many pitfalls in the policy and urging their representatives to oppose it.  Most OLC members came away from these meetings frustrated with their representatives’ unwillingness to take a public position on the issue.  We heard a lot of evasive responses – talk of a hybrid public/private plan, talk of Medicaid reform, […]

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Please come: Rally at Governor Kasich’s State of the State Address

IMG_9938-1024x682Governor Kasich will give his annual “State of the State” address in Medina, Ohio this Monday.  Members of the Portage County Tea Party have organized a rally outside the event to let the governor know how they feel about his pro big government policies: Implementing Obamacare’s Medicaid expansion Cementing federal control of our schools through Common Core Proposing a fracking tax Instituting a phony income tax cut by raising the sales tax Using taxpayer dollars […]

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CBO Findings on ACA Expose Need to Repeal Kasich’s Medicaid Expansion

imagesBy now most political observers have heard the major finding from the recently released CBO report on Obamacare – the Affordable Care Act (ACA) will reduce the hours worked in the U.S. economy by 1.5-2.0 percent between 2017-24 resulting in a decline in full time workers of 2.5 million by 2024.  The CBO explains why, “In CBO’s view, the ACA’s effects on labor supply will stem mainly from the following provisions, roughly in order of […]

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