Sunday, January 18, 2015

Ohio newspapers attack Obamacare opponents

By Jason Hart  January 13, 2015 6 Comments

Two of Ohio’s largest newspapers Sunday hammered opponents of Gov. John Kasich’s Obamacare Medicaid expansion. The Columbus Dispatch and Toledo Blade, which both endorsed Medicaid expansion in early 2013, continued their insistence the expansion costs Ohioans nothing because the program’s benefits are 100 percent federally funded until 2017.

Neither editorial board expressed concern about the $18 trillion national debt or the likelihood of Republicans in Congress cutting funding for the Obamacare expansion.

The Dispatch editors made an unsubtle attempt Sunday to bully Ohio House Speaker Cliff Rosenberger into bending fellow Republicans in the Ohio General Assembly to Kasich’s will.

Rosenberger has a chance to prove he wants what is best for Ohio “by pledging to work with Gov. John Kasich to continue the federally funded expansion of Medicaid,” the Dispatch editors wrote. Dispatch publisher John Wolfe, who sits on the paper’s editorial board, has donated tens of thousands of dollars to Kasich’s campaigns. Read More…..

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