John Kasich Betrays Conservatives, Lies About 'Blocking ObamaCare' In Ohio

Doug Book
The Western Center for Journalism

Ohio’s Republican Governor John Kasich has reneged on his campaign pledge to “block ObamaCare” from being established in Ohio. And he has done it a way that would make Barack Obama proud—by lying through his teeth.

Contrary to Nancy Pelosi’s claims, passing ObamaCare has not enabled most Americans to know what’s in it. But one thing has become clear to those who have studied this signature, power-play legislation of the left— courageous Republican governors can kill it…

…Six states have decided to “partner” with the federal government in a “state-federal partnership exchange.” John Kasich’s Ohio is one of the six, although Kasich’s own words and website seek to relate a very different story…

…With his language and bluster, Kasich hopes to convince Ohio conservatives and Tea Party activists that he remains committed to preventing ObamaCare taking over the healthcare industry in Ohio. Yet at the same time, his spokesman attempts to reassure Ohio business leaders that the state will “retain regulatory control over health insurance plans offered through a federally-operated exchange.”

There should BE no exchange at all, Mr. Kasich, federally-operated or otherwise. The law clearly states that the federal government—that is the HHS—has total control over all healthcare issues in any state in which an exchange is located, federally-operated or otherwise…

The complete article is at The Western Center for Journalism.

RelatedConnecticut: One-fifth of Residents on Medicaid Leads to $1 Billion Deficit

Despite a $1.5 billion tax hike on income, sales, corporations, and other areas in 2011, the state of Connecticut is projected to have a budget deficit that reaches $1 billion by the end of June 30, 2013.

Gov. Dannel Malloy (D), who prefers to call the projected deficit a “shortfall,” claims that increased Medicaid costs and declining revenues are the problem. The state’s enrollment of low-income adults on Medicaid has increased in two years from 45,000 to 83,000. The total number of people in Connecticut now on Medicaid is 671,550, or approximately one-fifth of the state’s total population.

Gov. Malloy took office in 2010. However, his predecessor, Republican Gov. M. Jodi Rell, made Connecticut the first state to expand Medicaid under ObamaCare, asserting that the federal assistance would provide increased medical benefits for low-income individuals while relieving the burden on the state’s taxpayers…



Republican politicians “do not believe our own philosophy. The GOP leadership . . . are victims of Stockholm syndrome.”

Update 2Boehner: Hold up, the ObamaCare fight isn’t over yet

White House Small Biz Chief’s Frustrating Interview: Won’t Explain Per-Worker Cost of ‘Obamacare’ but Will Talk About Blueberry Jam 

Karen Mills, head of President Obama’s Small Business Administration, during an interview on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” was determined to talk about everything and anything so long as it didn’t have to do with the per-worker cost of “Obamacare” to small businesses.

“Do you know what the average cost is for, let’s say, per-employee for ‘Obamacare’ for a small business?” host Joe Scarborough asked.

“You know,” Mills responded, “right out there now, we are seeing momentum in small businesses and, for the first time in a number of years, we are getting small businesses who’ve got a plan for the future. They’re investing, they’re coming to us for more loans – we just had a record year in loan guarantees.”…

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