Dems Want Medicaid Expansion Put into State Law; Kasich Remains Tightlipped

UnknownThe Cincinnati Enquirer reports that Ohio Democrat lawmakers want Governor Kasich to put Obamacare’s Medicaid expansion into state law.  The Enquirer explains, “Kasich is also likely to agree with Democrats’ call to put Medicaid expansion into Ohio law. Right now, the state must rely on regular renewals from the state’s seven-member Controlling Board, which approved the expansion this summer after the Legislature refused to do so.” Kasich skirted the state legislature last October and expanded Medicaid […]

The Ohio Obamacare Three: Balancing the Federal Budget with Universal Health Care

UnknownSenate President Keith Faber has joined forces with the Kasich-Taylor team in demanding a constitutional convention to seek a balanced budget amendment to the U.S. Constitution.  Ohio Republicans received an email from Faber yesterday touting the passage of Senate Joint Resolution 5 which calls for a convention. Looks like Faber is in damage control mode trying to bulk up his conservative credentials after enabling Governor Kasich to circumvent the Ohio Assembly to expand Medicaid through the […]

Batchelder and Faber Hand Kasich Hollow Victory, Ohio Loses

UnknownGongwer reports that the Ohio Controlling Board has approved Governor Kasich’s multi-billion dollar request to appropriate funds to expand Medicaid in Ohio. The Board approved the request with a 5-2 vote, Senator Chris Widener and Representative Ross McGregor voting with the two democrats on the panel and the Kasich appointee who serves as the Board’s President. Representatives Amstutz and Rosenberger were removed from the Board by Speaker Batchelder earlier in the day in order, perhaps, […]

Calls Needed: Will Batchelder Swap Conservative Legacy for Obamacare Vote?

Bill Batchelder 2Breaking News: On Monday, October 21st, the Ohio Controlling Board is scheduled to vote on Governor John Kasich’s recommendation to implement Obamacare Medicaid expansion in our state “without legislative approval.” The Cincinnati Enquirer is now reporting that, Ohio House Speaker Bill Batchelder (R), “…is expected to replace the two House members on the (Ohio Controlling Board) with substitutes. One of the replacements is expected to be a “yes” vote and one a “no” vote.” (Full […]

Ohio Poll: Ohioans in Key Senate Districts Oppose Medicaid Expansion

Pop Medicaid Expansion“Ohioans in Senate Districts 10 & 12 Oppose Medicaid Expansion Via Kasich Executive Order & Controlling Board Vote ” DUBLIN – Two surveys of Ohioans in Senate District 10 and Senate District 12, totaling 879 active Ohio voters, released today by Opportunity Ohio and The Liberty Foundation reveals major concerns about Governor John Kasich’s use of an Executive Order and the Ohio Controlling Board to expand Medicaid. The surveys were conducted on October 16-17 by Magellan Strategies and have margins of […]