By James Babb
Governor Kasich is planning to expand Medicaid in Ohio. This will, of course, create more dependent Ohioans and cost taxpayers dearly, but there may be much more coming our way - from FreedomWorks:
“Obamacare was designed to push millions of Americans into one of the nation's most expensive and least effective entitlement programs, coercing states into compliance by making all federal Medicaid funding contingent on expanded eligibility. The Supreme Court's June 2012 ruling on the bill forbade Washington from cutting off existing funding to states that refuse to expand Medicaid, but Governor Kasich now aims to grow the program anyway.”
According to the current Ohio budget, “Medicaid is the single-largest program in the state budget.” The sum of healthcare programs total one-third of all spending.
Ohio’s ratio of takers (people collecting welfare, a government salary or a government pension) and makers (private sector employees) is 1:1, the 11th highest ratio of the states. - Forbes
From the Heritage Foundation:
Even if we succeed in defunding and reversing Obamacare, we still have this to deal with.
- Our state representative is on the Finance and Appropriations committee. Contact Representative Cliff Rosenberger, email or phone (614) 466-3506 and ask that the budget not include an expansion of Medicaid.
- Inform Kasich and the people that we do not support expanding Medicaid. The Cincinnati Tea Party held a Stop Kasich Rally on Monday outside the Duke Energy Center while Governor Kasich was the keynote speaker inside at the Hamilton County Lincoln/Reagan Day dinner.
- Share your thoughts, questions, and experiences with the Tea Party. Leave a comment below using your blog or OpenID account.