From the daily archives: Thursday, March 28, 2013

Kaiser released their Obamacare tracking poll last week (topline here).  It said that Obamacare is going to be overwhelmingly popular.  Well, the poll said that it’s currently unpopular, and only 15% of people think Obamacare will make their health care more affordable.

Like it or not, in a year it’s going to make health care more affordable for around 3/4 of the population, in very noticeable ways.  According to this poll, the households who benefit will then support the law.

Ezra Klein wrote a good post titled Obamacare’s most popular provisions are its least […]

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According to, Cincinnati City Manager Milton Dohoney Jr. blamed a loss of $22.2 million in revenues in the City’s 2013 budget on Kasich’s local government cuts. Policy Matters estimates the City lost $40.7 million in state funding in fiscal years 2012 and 2013.

The city had planned to fill the hole by privatizing city parking, but a judge ruled today that the plan would need to be delayed so a referendum could be put on the ballot.

Other plans have been proposed, including raising taxes and fees on services.  The budget needs to go into effect on July […]

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