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Deja Vu – Ohio’s Republican Legislature refuses to stand up against Obamacare, Again

Four year ago, liberal Republican Governor John Kasich bypassed Ohio’s Republican Legislature and implemented Obamacare Medicaid Expansion using the “Controlling Board”

Ohio’s Republican Legislature refused to file lawsuit against a fellow Republican Governor for the misuse of the Controlling board.

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Rep Vitale votes NO to Obamacare Medicaid Expansion


Rep Vitale (Dist-85) took a strong stand and voted NO. Rep Vitale is an example of what a STRONG Republican party looks like.

The following 8 NW Ohio Republicans voted to approve Obamacare Medicaid Expansion in Ohio’s Budget, against the will of the people and against their campaign promises.

Tim Brown (03-R)     (614-466-8104)
Robert R. Cupp (04-R)    (614-466-9624)
Barb Sears (47-R)    (614-466-1731)
Robert McColley (81-R)    (614-466-3760)
Tony Burkley (82-R)    (614-644-5091)
Robert Sprague (83-R)    (614-466-3819)
Bill Reineke (88-R)    (614-466-1374)
Steve  W. Kraus (89-R)    (614-644-6011)

To you 8 Republicans, read below, this is what “fighting to stop Obamacare” looks like.   You and the other 52  house Republicans who voted yes on the budget should have fought to stop Obamacare.  Instead,  you cowered on one of the most important issues in the budget.
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60 Ohio Republicans pay lip service to stopping Obamacare

LipService_GOPLast year,  Ohio Republicans ran on a platform of “We will fight to STOP Obamacare.”  In one of the mailings from Ohio GOP Chairman Matt Borges, the Ohio GOP makes the claim “It Takes a STRONG  Republican Party to Stand up against Obamacare” (See below)

Ohio’s 2016/17 budget  introduced by Gov John Kasich (Republican) specifically included full funding for Obamacare Medicaid Expansion.

Yesterday in what amounted to a GOP landslide vote –

60 Republicans voted YES to accept the budget  with full funding for the Obamacare program.

Only 5  Ohio GOP Republicans stood STRONG and voted NO to Obamacare funding; 
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red-phoneCALL NOW – Please read

Last year we fought successfully to remove Obamacare Medicaid Expansion from Ohios Budget.

The Ohio Legislature has quietly put Obamacare Medicaid expansion back into this years budget against the will of Ohioans, and they plan on voting on it tomorrow.

We MUST call our Ohio Legislatures and ask them;


Ohioans fought hard to stop Obamacare. Ohioians do not want Obamacare. They must vote NO on the Ohio budget. until they remove Obamacare Medicaid Expansion funding.  PERIOD.

You MUST call your Ohio Legislature NOW and ask them why they are supporting Obamacare.

NW Ohio House of Representatives

Tim Brown (03-R)     (614-466-8104)
Robert R. Cupp (04-R)    (614-466-9624)
Mike Ashford (44-D)    (614-466-1401)
Teresa Fedor (45-D)    (614-644-6017)
Michael Sheeny (46-D)    (614-466-1418)
Barb Sears (47-R)    (614-466-1731)
Robert McColley (81-R)    (614-466-3760)
Tony Burkley (82-R)    (614-644-5091)
Robert Sprague (83-R)    (614-466-3819)
Bill Reineke (88-R)    (614-466-1374)
Steve  W. Kraus (89-D)    (614-644-6011)

NW Ohio Senate

Cliff Hite (01-R)   (614-466-8150)
Randy Gardner (02-R)   (614-466-8060)
Edna Brown (11-D)    (614-466-5204)
Dave Burke (26-R)     (614-466-8049)


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Kasich Administration Reduces Medicaid Services for Developmentally Disabled

imagesWhile Governor Kasich talks of renewing Medicaid expansion for abled bodied adults, his Department of Developmental Disabilities (DODD) is quietly reducing Medicaid services for Ohio’s developmentally disabled population. The DODD released its Final Report of the Strategic Planning Leadership Group in late December which calls for a 50 percent reduction in beds for Intermediate Care Facility homes that provide skilled nursing and personal care as well as community access to school, day services, and recreation […]

U.S. Supreme Court to Hear Challenge to Obamacare Subsidies

thThere’s hopeful news this week on the Obamacare front. The Supreme Court has agreed to hear a challenge to the tax subsidies that keep Obamacare afloat. The Court will review a ruling by a three judge panel of a federal appeals court in Richmond, Virginia which upheld IRS regulations that allow Obamacare tax subsidies in all 50 states. Language in the ACA states that subsidies are available to individuals that enroll in an insurance plan […]

As Ohio Medicaid Expands, Services for Our Most Vulnerable Citizens Put at Risk

Pop Medicaid ExpansionJason Hart of keeps up his important coverage of Obamacare Medicaid expansion. He reports Ohio Medicaid’s September case load report shows that expansion enrollment has reached 401,307 – far outpacing the Kasich administration’s low-ball projections of 366,000 by July 2015. What does that mean in dollars in cents?  Ohio’s Joint Medicaid Oversight Committee, which has been charged with the task of “bending the cost curve down” on Medicaid, put out estimates of costs per […]