Well, there goes any chance Gov. Kasich had of running for the Republican nomination for President in 2016.
One of the most conservative governors in the country just caved to President Barack Obama.
Gov. John Kasich of Ohio announced Monday that he’s going to expand Medicaid drastically under Obama’s health care law, the highest-profile red-state governor to agree to the new program so far.
“I, as all of you know, am not a supporter of Obamacare,” Kasich said at a Monday press conference. “But I think this makes great sense for the state of Ohio.”
Kasich says the decision will free up money to spend on mental health and other services — since the feds will pay for most of the expansion costs — and will keep everyone else’s health insurance premiums down because there won’t be so many uninsured people going to emergency rooms for their medical care.
But Obamacare opponents are calling it a betrayal. They had expected Kasich and other Republican governors to say no to Medicaid expansion, like Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal and Texas Gov. Rick Perry did.
It is betrayal.
Kasich’s logic is that somebody else pays for it. Pure baloney. We all pay for it, and he just bought into Obamacare’s lie.