From the daily archives: Saturday, January 8, 2011

The Dispatch reports that John Kasich has joined with other GOP Governors in signing a letter appealing to Congressional leaders to alter federal law, enacted as part of healthcare reform, prohibiting states from shrinking their Medicaid rolls from where they were when the law was passed.

Kasich, in the letter, claims the following:

The effect of the federal requirements is unconscionable; the federal requirements force Governors to cut other critical state programs, such as education, in order to fund a “one-size-fits-all” approach to Medicaid.

Except that it’s not true.

States aren’t forced into a one-size-fits-all approach. […]

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