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

Posted By Adam Searing On November 22, 2013 @ 1:17 pm In Uncategorized | Comments Disabled

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 [1].]


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[1] here: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/11/22/us/politics/health-law-is-dividing-republican-governors.html?hp

[2] McCrory would do well to follow lead of native state’s conservative guv: http://pulse.ncpolicywatch.org/2013/10/29/mccrory-would-do-well-to-follow-lead-of-native-states-conservative-guv/

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