It’s a great example of raw political irony that some Republican governors can talk out of both sides of their mouth at the same time on Obamacare and Medicaid and get away with it.
Ohio Gov. John Kasich, Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder, Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval and Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson all share two things in common: They say they hate Obamacare [The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act [ACA], but love Medicaid expansion that has provided health care coverage to so many of their states’ residents.
The quartet of conservative governors wrote a letter to GOP leaders in Washington—House […]Full Story... →
It’s been a stupendous year for politicians making asses of themselves with dumb comments.
We’re thinking of White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer telling reporters at a press briefing that the Trump Administration is dumping some people because they don’t rise to the president’s “high standards “. Before this nightmare is over, that one should be bronzed in the corridors of history.
And how should we respond when Rep.Steve King of Iowa, who lives in the closeted corner of his state where even emails from the East Coast can’t easily reach It. This was the congressman who gave us, “We […]Full Story... →
The New York Times outed one of Columbus consultant Mark Weaver’s shady pro-charter school groups more than five years ago.
Like so many of the online charter chains, The Times found that K12 Schools did a terrible job of educating kids — but a magnificent job of enriching investors. It also found a pattern of smarmy tactics employed to try and discredit champions of charter school reform.
One such champion: Ohio legislator Stephen Dyer.
The Times has the details:
Former State Representative Stephen Dyer became suspicious when members of the benignly named organization My School, My Choice paraded through his northeastern […]Full Story... →
How out of step is Ohio’s Republican-controlled legislature with what the American public really wants on energy policy? Way out of step according to two new Gallup polls on environment and energy.
It wasn’t long ago that Ohio, courtesy of Democratic Gov. Ted Strickland, who negotiated a bi-partisan energy policy that advanced renewable energy for electric generating companies, led the nation in what an advanced energy portfolio looks like. Gov. Strickland can rightfully claim that back in 2008 he helped enact a state law that set achievable renewable energy standards for electric generators.
Gov. John Kasich, a Republican, let the dogs […]Full Story... →
It’s exceedingly rare when a mainstream reporter can pull a reversal on a rabid anti-Obamacare congressman, then pin him to the mat on national TV. But that’s exactly what NBC’s Chief Business Correspondent Ali Velshi did to four-time state wrestling champion, Ohio’s 4th District Congressman, Jim Jordan [R-Urbana].
Velshi won the match because, among other shortfalls on the part of the ultra-conservative Freedom Caucus congressman, he showed just how ignorant Jordan is to the fact that no private, for-profit healthcare marketplace has ever existed anywhere in the world.
Watch journalist Velshi pin wrestler Jordan over the him claims that […]Full Story... →
Gov. John Kasich has done a poor job for Ohioans on health policy. His poor performance, as measured by the Health Policy Institute of Ohio [HPIO], ranks Ohio 46th nationally in the institutes’s latest “Health Value Dashboard” [HVD]. The HVD ranks states on a combination of public health and health spending metrics.
The sad statistic from Camp Kasich means Buckeyes are living less healthy lives and spending more on health care than people in most other states. The vice president of prevention and public health policy at HPIO, Amy Bush Stevens, said a big problem area is prevention. Under […]Full Story... →
Representative Pat Tiberi has claimed he is “the most accessible Congressman” Ohio’s 12th district has ever had. Meanwhile he has been working very hard to avoid town halls and other public events where he might be confronted about his position on the repeal of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) – aka Obamacare.
Monday’s interaction between Tiberi and a small group of Ohio voters did very little to support his declarations of accessibility.
Around 6PM on March 14th, Rep. Tiberi was greeted by constituents when he arrived at a fundraiser in Worthington, Ohio. After a few seconds of questioning about when […]Full Story... →
Ohio boasts that it manages Medicaid costs well, helping it serve more people for each tax dollar spent. But the Republican replacement for Obamacare would give Ohio too little money to do that, a study released Monday shows.
The state would fall behind by $19 billion to $25.6 billion by 2025 because the new formula would not keep pace with cost increases, says the analysis by the Center for Community Solutions, a nonpartisan Cleveland-based […]Full Story... →
The guy who exhorted stalwarts in Cleveland at the Republican National Convention in July to Lock Her Up! could himself be vulnerable to being locked up as a result of not registering as a foreign agent with the U.S. Department of Justice.
As thousands of people have recently viewed the grating video of the retired three-star general working the crowd of rabid Hillary haters, many are thinking of one word to describe what has happened […]Full Story... →
Ohio’s “out-of-touch, thin-skinned governor,” John Kasich, as some view him, got a taste of his own bitter medicine and immediately spit it out. But that’s basic Kasich when it comes to anyone bold enough to ask the governor to accept the same advice he loves to dish out for others.
The cause of Kasich’s partisan outrage this time came when two Democratic Ohio legislators took his advice to “yell into the cockpit” once in a while in order to get the pilot’s attention.
Ohio’s top gun executive pilot was in Washington at the White House recently trying to mend […]Full Story... →