ObamaCare goes KasichCare

Governor's Medicaid expansion would cover thousands in Erie, Ottawa and Huron counties, according to report from health institute.
Tom Jackson
Mar 23, 2013

 

The report, "Expanding Medicaid in Ohio: County-level analysis," estimates that 4,089 adults in Erie County alone would join the Medicaid rolls if the governor's proposal goes through, including 2,612 who currently are not insured.

Click to read the Ohio Health Institute's report or view a two-page executive summary.

The estimates for the number of people in other counties who would obtain Medicaid coverage: Huron, 3,314; Ottawa, 1,529; Sandusky, 2,732, and Seneca, 3,129.

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Comments

AJ Oliver

Expanding Medicade is not nearly enough. We have to have Medicare for all. Otherwise, our health care system will bankrupt the country.

goofus

Medicade? Is this like koolade!

John Harville

Goofass!

coasterfan

About a year ago, my wife said "Conservatives battled Medicare when it was first introduced. Then a funny thing happened. Within a few years, everyone realized the Medicare was a pretty good idea, and the complaints stopped." We both think that within 5-10 years, it will be so obvious that Obamacare was the right thing to do, both ethically and economically, and that all the gloom and doom foisted on us by the GOP was a lot of baloney, that 99% of the griping will have subsided. It's obvious that Kasich and several other Republican governors have already decided that the Affordable Care Act IS a good thing,

I agree with AJ Oliver. After reading the exposé on the health industry in TIME magazine (which should be required reading for all), it's clear that the path towards making health care more cost-effective and less expensive for Americans is through the exact path that Obama first presented in his health care plan: the single payer option.

The other option would be to listen to someone like Michelle Bachmann, who thinks that guns don't kill, but Obama's health care plan will. Stunningly idiotic, she is...

deertracker

Totally agree!

There you go again

Do you really think TIME magazine gave an unbiased analysis of Obamacare? Stunningly idiotic, don't you think?!.! Those were your words....

JACKEL

I don't think that will be true, because many companies are choosing the penalties and dropping employee coverage.the penalty is around a thousand per person and health ins is out of site !You obviously are not an Insurance Agent.I am more concerned of his present Muslim Alliance in his cabinet,which is six now and the idiots in this country that elected him .The biggest problem will be doctor shortage,many are retiring early.if you saw what Medicare pays them now, and what it will pay after cuts,it's a disgrace as he is.

The Big Dog's back

So, we should fund Medicare more and not less right?

Kimo

Medicare for all as long as they charge by the pound.

swiss cheese kat

For three years, we have heard nothing but all the sweet stuff about obamacare. Get ready people, especially the younger generation, insurance premiums are going up in 2014.

The Big Dog's back

Where have you been the last 30 years when insurance premiums sky rocketed?

goofus

The real world porch puppy, not like living in mom's basement and under schip like yourself!!!

shucks

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swiss cheese kat

Just wait till 2014 big pup.

John Harville

Swiss... ignore Goofass. 30 years ago it was going to cost us $2500/year to cover a family with private insurance. Now it would be $10,000 or more.
InsuranceGuy on here is just concerned because the Exchanges will require him to adjust rates and insure everyone who applies - less profit for him.
Some of us even remember when the life insurance salesman came to the house each week to collect quarters for insurance on each person.

doc5798a

Damn swiss cheese kat, have you been living under a rock! Those premiums been skyrocketing long before anyone ever heard of Obamacare.

Maggdi

Wasn't the 'curve' suppose to be bent so the skyrocketing costs weren't going to still be happening?....

swiss cheese kat

Yeah and obamacare was supposed to bring down costs. Just wait for 2014.

The Big Dog's back

It did and it will.

John Harville

SWISS... no need to wait. Already here. Our medical insurance decreased by 20% just at the mention of Obamacare - because now the insurance companies have to compete for business.
Just because you don't have the smarts....

Maggdi

Show of hands!... how many of the mandate supporters here assure payroll checks?

The Big Dog's back

What's that have to do with anything? If these "payroll checker insurers" weren't making good money then they would get out of business.

goofus

Huh?? Porch Puppy, you need to write in the style of AJ Oliver,brain dead.

Maggdi

When you sign a check it is considered a good faith assurance that the check is good. And so it is with employers. I was just curious how many of this mandates supporters on these forums have had the pleasure of dealing with government regulations, mandates, employees issues, etc. and made payroll?

The Big Dog's back

Did they choose to run a business? If so, why? Not everyone wants to own a business, for whatever reason. We all live with Gov regulations and mandates, pay bills, manage a household.

goofus

Except basement dwellers

Maggdi

"Not everyone wants to own a business, for whatever reason."
Maybe for a lot of people the onus of regulations, mandates and reporting is their reason?
Maybe that's why 1 in 4 Doctors surveyed say they will retire early because of those same reasons?

The Big Dog's back

So we should drop regulations and mandates, etc., for 20% of the population? Gee, that's about the same number of right wingers in the country. Any correlation?

Maggdi

It too late for that BD. The dye is caste and we get to find out who was right.
Progressives and their tax,regulate and mandate our way to prosperity or the villainous conservatives with their idiotic warnings about the government getting way too big and choking incentives for entrepreneurship.
But that's OK, right BD? The fewer of those 'rich' SOB's out there the better for everyone.

The Big Dog's back

I'm not sure why you put the rich on a pedestal.

Maggdi

As there are very very few individuals I would put on a pedestal I certainly can't image ever putting an entire group on one. I just happen to have a real dislike for class warfare. There are good honest decent people at every class level and the opposite is also true. Does someone(government) get to decide the winners and losers? And who is that person(s)? Now we have to wonder if they (individual bureaucrats) have proper motives...... and human nature can be an unreliable source of virtue.

The Big Dog's back

Which class has the money to wage class warfare? Which class owns all the major media? Now who is waging class warfare?

Maggdi

Perhaps the real question is which political class has the money and the motive?
'Night BD.
Don't let those evil rich take up too much time in your mind rent free.

KnuckleDragger

Why not? We passed Obamacare for 10% of the population. Isn't that the liberal way little mutt?

Maggdi

HA! Just so Knucks!
Your brevity puts my efforts to shame.

John Harville

Ensure that my employees will get paid? Or are you just trying to find out how many employers are responding?

goofus

I watched Obama speak in Jordan, Israel, and Palestine and he promised funds to educate their people, funds to help job creators build businesses to provide jobs, funds to train their military, funds to build their infrastructure, so they can have a competitive economy. Now, why hasn't he done the same for the American people instead of putting regulations and tax burdens on the American people?

The Big Dog's back

Because of right wingnuts.

arnmcrmn

Because Obama thinks he is Jesus. He really does. He thinks he's gonna save this entire world. Problem is all that comes out of his mouth is empty promises. The history channel had it right when they made satan look like Obama during one of the recent episode of The Bible.

John Harville

ARM... although he DOES not think he's Jesus (I thought he was a muslim socialist?), he probably should, since people like you think he's responsible for EVERYTHING and should single-handedly SAVE the country.

John Harville

Goofass? Congress is willing to fund education for other countries. Congress refuses to pass any funding for education here. Don't you paytenshun???
And our governor has announced public schools in Ohio will have to rely on local levies to replace the tax dollars his budget is taking from public schools to fund private for-profit charter schools.
Do you actually LIVE in THIS county and country?

EZOB

DC is one of the seven richest counties in the US. Yes, I'll admit thatin the private sector Rep. probably are richer than Dems. I'll add that it is by choice. However in Government the Democrats are far wealthier than the Republicans. O'Bama has the lowest number of appointments (8%) who never worked in the private sector. Business owners have mostly footed the insurance bills and absorbed the huge increases. They are telling you it's going to end with O'Bama Don't Care and a lot of people just won't listen. How many local jobs have been lost when those in charge say one thing and the workers won't listen (Tsbaki). Put this in play and we'll close the doors or shut you out. Continue O'Bama Don't Care in 2014 and less wages, less hours, and less jobs. These are business owners and companies saying this, I'm raeding, I'm listening, and I beieve them. I'm saying, Continue on this path and this path and there will be a huge Democratic defeat in the 2014 elections. The Dems are aware of this and that is why many are changing their thinking. Narcissist O'Bama is in the Final Stages of Narcissism. Paranoi has firmly set in. This can't be denied and is evident from His personal food taster. A complete mental break down could happen as He loses trust in those around Him. Thise is a scared Man who is becoming increasingly insecure.

John Harville

EZ.... hahahahahaha! u so funny! And who ARE the people who LIVE in DC - right... Congress! Lobbyists!
And isn't that an amazing statistic considering the masses of poor who live outside the Beltway in DC.
You and Goofass need to go have some coolade.