GOP Gov. John Kasich on his decision to expand Medicaid under Obamacare: “It’s going to save lives”

I hope Gov. McCrory had time for a heart to heart with Gov. Kasich at the convention this week:

Gov. John Kasich of Ohio expressed this political fact of life, becoming animated as he was questioned at a meeting with reporters here about his decision to expand Medicaid.

“I always try to put myself in the shoes of somebody else to say: ‘How would I feel if I didn’t have health insurance? Are you kidding me?’ ” said Mr. Kasich, who has been mentioned as a 2016 hopeful, his voice rising. In defending Medicaid, he spoke at length about the scourge of drug addiction and challenges faced by those with mental illnesses.

“It’s going to save lives,” he said. “It’s going to help people, and you tell me what’s more important than that.” [Read the full article here.]

4 Comments

  1. NitWitCharmer

    November 22, 2013 at 5:04 pm

    It is amazing what people will do to save lives from ACA, but, of course, it was said that saving lives was the purpose of the ACA.

    Why should this solution be any better? And why should anyone believe a Democrat at this point?

  2. Alan

    November 22, 2013 at 5:06 pm

    NWC,

    I stopped a LONG time ago believing ANYTHING the GOP and it’s supporters said.

  3. NitWitCharmer

    November 22, 2013 at 10:56 pm

    Many others have come to distrust not only Democrats, but the media as well after the, fisking provided by the ACA.

  4. LayintheSmakDown

    November 23, 2013 at 12:59 pm

    The better move would be for the people who may need Medicaid and cannot get it in NC? Move to Ohio or one of the other states that are “saving lives”. Although when the financial time bomb hits, they need to stay there while NC remains solvent.