He has already taken heat from the party bigwigs for daring to accept Federal money to help Medicaid recipients, but the people in Ohio agreed with him since it's not their fault! He has brought jobs here, and being a "rust-belt" State, that was very welcome and appreciated. He would have had to raise our taxes otherwise, but since the money was available from the federal government to help the poor pay for insurance, why not take it? We don't cut off our nose to spite our face around here for political reasons, and the "ACA-despising ogres" can take a flying leap! The ACA is the law of the land, and if it's here to stay, so be it! If it's not, time will tell, but the poor are being helped in the meantime!
I do know that he is so well thought of on how well he has governed our State that he carried 86 out of 88 counties in the midterms. He is trusted by both parties, because he is honest with us. If he tells us he hopes to accomplish something, we know it will be beneficial for all of us, and we all back him. I knew I approved of the job he has done, but even I was blown away by the results of the mid-term votes when I saw proof of how many other Ohioans felt the same way!
Not when you consider that tens of millions more people now have health insurance that they cannot afford to use. And the 15 million more insured number is bogus anyway.In what regard? 15 million more people have access to healthcare. That doesn't even register with you as a big success? Costs have been rising more slowly, people with pre-existing conditions are no longer screwed, the deficit has been reduced... None of the Republican predictions have come true- not one.
Lower costs, yes, however the rest is 100% false.We don't need to guess what happens. Virtually the entire developed world other than the US has single payer. The result is higher quality care, far better access to health care and far lower costs. That isn't something we need to speculate about at this point, it is just a measurable fact.