2015: Governor Kasich: if you oppose ObamaCare you are a bad Christian

Ohio Governor John Kasich is traveling around the country stumping for a balanced budget amendment.  On one of his stops, he was asked how he could square his support for fiscal responsibility with his support for bringing Obamacare’s Medicaid expansion into Ohio. Kasich’s first explanation was that Ohio gets “free money” from DC to pay for the expansion. Of course, the money is not really free, since it comes from the taxpayers. Governor Kasich never mentions that the federal government only picks up 100% of the costs of the Medicaid expansion until 2020– and that the liberal Urban Institute projects that the Obama-Kasich Medicare plan will cost Ohio taxpayers 600 million per year starting in 2022…and that figure assumes that the Federal Government does not further decrease its contribution to the Medicaid program. So the free money argument is flawed but that is OK because Kasich has another excuse….God […] Read More

2014: Obamacare Penalties and Premiums Are Rising: What You Need to Know

Lily Dane Activist Post Oh, yay! The Obamacare website homepage has an exciting announcement for us! Here’s what it says: See plans & prices for 2015! Starting November 15, you can enroll in an affordable health plan that works for you How about…NO. I’d rather not, thanks. Like Daisy Luther of The Organic Prepper, I am NOT going to comply with Obamacare. I’ve said that from the day I first heard about this extortion plan. The mainstream media is alerting us that UH OH!, the second enrollment season is HERE and if you don’t comply like a good citizen, you’ll be facing even BIGGER penalties this time around! From CBS: Americans will see their bank accounts shrink if they don’t sign up for Obamacare in its second enrollment season. Uninsured Americans who decide not to enroll will face a penalty of $325 per person, more than tripling the $95 penalty […] Read More

2006: Health Policy Malpractice

The administration has made health care policy choices consistent with its private sector ideology and the preferences of supportive special interest groups even though there is strong evidence that other choices would provide better health outcomes at a lower cost: Health Policy Malpractice, by Paul Krugman, Commentary, NY Times: Let me tell you about two government-financed health care programs. One, the Veterans Health Administration, is a stunning success — but the administration and Republicans in Congress refuse to build on that success because it doesn’t fit their conservative agenda. The other, Medicare Advantage, is a clear failure, but it’s expanding rapidly thanks to large subsidies the administration rammed through Congress in 2003. … The key to the V.A.’s success is its long-term relationship with its clients: veterans, once in the V.A. system, normally stay in it for life. This means that the V.A. can … make much better use […] Read More