From the daily archives: Tuesday, March 26, 2013

A million years ago, maybe a little longer, Ohio Republican Chairman Bob Bennett (then in his earlier  term) and Summit County Republican Chairman Alex Arshinkoff  insisted to me that their party would expand its base to include you-know-whos. It would be a magisterial commitment by two GOP draft horses to make the party whole for generations to come.

Didn’t happen quite that way.  Not even close.  So after its  Comeback Team Romney/Ryan debacle in November –  a presidential election that even Karl Rove and Peggy Noonan decided was in their party’s victory column for the asking –  the Republican brass […]

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Some Republicans have expressed inclinations to save the federal government money by denying Medicaid to Ohioans, even though it would cost Ohio $1 billion.

Insuring through Medicaid, though, is more than a third less expensive than private insurance.

The table below compares spending on Community Adults in Ohio Medicaid to exchange premiums in Ohio.

* if Ohio doesn’t expand Medicaid

As you see, the federal government would be spending $1300 more per enrollee to put them into the Exchange.

It’s not until we get to 218% of poverty (or $25,090) that the federal subsidy for […]

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