National Politics - 2016

“Medicaid Jesus” Descending On SC

JOHN KASICH MAKES ANOTHER “FIRST IN THE SOUTH” SWING Ohio governor John Kasich – a.k.a. “Medicaid Jesus” – will bring his presidential campaign to early voting South Carolina this week. The fiscal liberal/ crony capitalist will participate in a pair of public events on Wednesday, November 11 – a balanced…


Ohio governor John Kasich – a.k.a. “Medicaid Jesus” – will bring his presidential campaign to early voting South Carolina this week.

The fiscal liberal/ crony capitalist will participate in a pair of public events on Wednesday, November 11 – a balanced budget town hall in the Midlands region of the state (how ironic) and a town hall event with U.S. Senator Tim Scott on Hilton Head Island.

Courtesy of the Kasich campaign, here’s his itinerary …

Event: Balanced Budget for Us Town Hall
Time: 12:30 pm EST
Location: Brookland Baptist Banquet Center, Salon F&G, 1066 Sunset Blvd (Highway 378), West Columbia, SC 29169
Public can RSVP here:

Event: Town Hall Meeting hosted by Sen. Tim Scott
Time: 6:00 pm EST
Location: Sonesta Resort, Santee Ballroom, 130 Shipyard Drive, Hilton Head, SC 29928
Public can RSVP here:

To read our latest on Kasich’s presidential bid, click here …


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Hank 'flip' Geepers November 10, 2015 at 2:45 pm

Love it.John is a nice guy however has become a progressive wack job.He used to be very conservative.

His expansion of Medicaid under Obamacare is bankrupting the state and he had to find other revenue in the last budget.The insurance is essentially worthless as no doctors are taking these new patients.Even the new clinics at CVS and other drug store chains are not accepting the insurance even though the patients would only be seeing a LPN or less.

Rocky Verdad November 10, 2015 at 3:07 pm

Can you provide links because what I’ve read about Ohio, it’s very popular and there’s not real shortage of doctors offices taking the insurance. But hey, I could be wrong.

Hank 'flip' Geepers November 10, 2015 at 3:10 pm

By Jason Hart | Ohio Watchdog

Ohio Gov. John Kasich’s habit of telling voters “Ohio money” pays for his Obamacare Medicaid expansion is about to catch up to him.

To silence conservative critics, Kasich says Obamacare expansion is bringing $14 billion of Ohio money back to Ohio from the federal government.

But that’s not how the expansion works — a fact Kasich’s opponents in a crowded Republican presidential primary are certain to point out.

There is no vault of “Ohio money” set aside to pay for Kasich’s Obamacare expansion, which has already increased federal welfare spending by $4 billion.

Rocky Verdad November 10, 2015 at 3:18 pm Reply
Hank 'flip' Geepers November 10, 2015 at 3:23 pm

And why are the clinics opening? Only 10% of general practitioners are accepting NEW Medicaid patients.

I have tried to help some people find doctors and they just aren’t there.Few and far between unless it is a ministry set up to help the poor.A doctor may visit once a week.

These doctors get pennies for this Medicaid and will bankrupt the state within 3 years.

Hank 'flip' Geepers November 10, 2015 at 3:17 pm

As millions of Ohioans, including thousands in the Toledo area, consider enrolling in Medicaid during the enrollment period of the Affordable Care Act, some doctors are still hesitant to accept new Medicaid patients and some are concerned the program may lose a key incentive for them to accept those patients.

There are more than 2.8 million people in the Ohio Medicaid system, which provides health care for low-income residents. In Ohio, 430,942 of those Medicaid beneficiaries became newly eligible for coverage on Jan. 1, said Samuel Rossi, spokesman for Medicaid Ohio.

Rocky Verdad November 10, 2015 at 3:33 pm

Flip, being civil here, but what states that did not expand Medicaid discovered, is that their Medicaid rolls increased 10% to 20% anyway, as screened their elibigility. Happened here in SC (10%), FL (16%), and GA (14%). AL (10%), MS (10%). The cost to SC – $800 million. In GA – $2.2 billion. No federal help, no cost share. Just cost. (In Florida it was nearly $3 billion and they went begging to the Feds for a one year extension of a Bush-era slush fund intended to pay hospitals, so they could cover a portion of the shortfall for one year).

So just a guess, but in SC if we’d expanded Medicaid, the total cost would have been close to $1.6 billion, but we’d only be on the hook for $160 million, three years from now. Instead we’re driving on crappy roads, and paying out $600 million. Now that’s just stupid.

Hank 'flip' Geepers November 10, 2015 at 3:26 pm

In Ohio, much of the Medicaid is administered by insurance-company managed care groups that combine the worst features of government services and private insurance. According to some doctors who have been serving Medicaid patients for years, these plans pay even less for care than the state Medicaid agency.

Doctors are in practice to take care of patients, not to do paperwork or wait for reimbursement. A recent report by the inspector general for the Federal Department of Health and Human Services found that half of the doctors appearing on Medicaid lists could not accept new patients. Many were no longer at the addresses listed. Others either were not participating in the plan or had no appointments available for new patients.

The shortage of available providers means that not only is it difficult for a patient to find a doctor, it can also take a long time to get to see that doctor. Poor levels of reimbursement also incentivize doctors to see as many patients as possible as quickly as possible in order to bring in more money. Bureaucratic red tape can further add to wait times, by heaping requirements that must be met by patients before care will be provided.

Rocky Verdad November 10, 2015 at 4:41 pm

Driving home the other night I struggled with all the pressures on us. The wars, ISIS, the way in modern life we forget community, and church, and family. I saw a sign along the road and it said “Need Help. Call 800-444-2233 – Jesus”

So I called, and I left a message. The next day a Mexican with a lawn mower showed up.

shifty henry November 10, 2015 at 8:46 pm

A traveler has checked into a hotel. Glancing at the Gideon
Bible, he reads on the front page, “If you are sick at heart, read page 124. If you are unsure of your journey,
read page 144. If you are very lonely, read page 188.”

Being very lonely, the man reads page 188. At the bottom of the page, scribbled in ink, he finds a message: “If this page hasn’t worked, call Phoebe at 555-8910.”

flip November 11, 2015 at 12:45 pm

GrandTango has a fascinating fanfiction with Obama and Kasich as gay lovers, I think I’ll read it again! LMAO!!!!!!


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