From the daily archives: Saturday, December 31, 2016

Ohio Gov. John Kasich is a master at taking bows for work others performed. His first glaring example came back in the 1990s, when he took credit for revenues that helped balance the federal budget and grow positive cash flow [viz. the surplus] under President Bill Clinton, even though the middle-aged congressman voted against the very measure that produced those robust revenues because a slight rise in taxes for the wealthiest was involved.

After first elected governor in 2010, he took credit without shame for tens of thousands of jobs former Democratic Gov. Ted Strickland created before leaving office that […]

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For all the gnashing of teeth to which we’re often treated regarding the Affordable Care Act, sometimes it’s nice to look at some actual numbers and find that, hey, turns out it’s actually been pretty effective.

From the Columbus Dispatch:

With President-elect Donald Trump and congressional Republicans planning to repeal Obamacare, Gov. John Kasich’s administration released a report Friday saying that Ohio’s 2014 Medicaid expansion has improved the health and reduced financial hardships for hundreds of thousands of poor Ohioans.

The analysis, requested by the General Assembly, found that among the 702,000 who gained coverage as of May […]

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