Republicans and Stonewalling Health Care for Ohioians

December 13, 2011
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Mary Taylor

Mary Taylor

States have until June 30th to enact an insurance exchange as required by the Affordable Care Act, otherwise the federal government will do it for them. In Ohio, Democrats have been trying to gauge the efforts to implement the exchange, but have been stonewalled by Lt. Gov. Mary Taylor who heads Ohio’s Department of Insurance.

So, Democratic state Rep. John Patrick Carney of Columbus went above Taylor’s head and asked Governor John Kasich to come to the General Assembly and testify on what progress has been made on enacting this federal law. Amazingly, he said this.

I’ve got to think these things through.

What’s there to think about. It’s a law passed by the Congress of The United States of America. Put together a team and implement it.

Instead, Kasich has his Lt.Gov. running around the state criticizing the law and calling it Obamacare. Republicans love calling laws they don’t like things they are not. It’s not Obamacare, it’s the Affordable Care Act. It provides health care for all Americans. In case your wondering, that’s a good thing. Of course, it might affect one of the Republicans core financial contributors, the insurance industry. Think Nationwide who is actually probably not on your side, but on the side of the Republican political rulers in Ohio and the nation.

It’s clear that Kasich and Taylor are making no progress on implementing a lawful act of Congress. That’s why the reluctance to inform the General Assembly on their progress. This should not be surprising since it would not be the first time Ohio Republicans have ignored a law they don’t like.

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3 Responses to Republicans and Stonewalling Health Care for Ohioians

  1. Jolly RogerNo Gravatar on December 13, 2011 at 6:27 am

    The Rushpubliscums see themselves above the law. Above the law, and above being made to hold themselves to the same moral and ethical standards they insist the rest of us have to live by.

    Strangely enough, that is exactly how Muhammad Atta saw himself. Above the law and the morality he supposedly advocated.

  2. Dana PorterNo Gravatar on December 29, 2011 at 3:27 pm

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