“It just feels wrong. Republicans shouldn't act like this.” I was calling a Republican primary voter in Tim Derickson’s district in Butler County about Governor Kasich’s Medicaid expansion plan last week. She told me how she supported Governor Kasich in 2010, but has really started to feel that he isn't making the right decisions. “Real Republicans should stand-up to the Governor.”
I agree with her. I hope you do too.
Governor Kasich’s attempt to expand Medicaid, implementing Obamacare in Ohio, is at a critical point in the Ohio House. It can be stopped with your help. Your phone calls and emails are needed. Tuesday is a critical day. We have to melt the phone lines. We have to fill the email boxes. We cannot let Obamacare come to Ohio.
Take the time. Make these six phone calls. Thirty minutes of your time could make the difference. The Republicans in the Ohio House must stand-up to the Governor and say no to Federal money expanding Medicaid in Ohio.
Yours in Liberty,
President, West Chester Tea Party
Who to Call and Email…..
Speaker Bill Batchelder – Speaker of the Ohio House
Phone: (614) 466-8140
Rep. Ron Amstutz – House Finance Committee Chair
Phone: (614) 466-1474
Rep. Barbara Sears – Republican Majority Floor Leader, Finance Committee
Phone: (614) 466-1731
Rep. Tim Derickson – Butler County, Member of the House Finance Committee
Phone: (614) 644-5094
Rep. Peter Stautberg – Anderson, Eastern Hamilton County –House Finance Committee
Phone: (614) 644-6886
Rep. Pete Beck – Mason area – House Finance Committee
Phone: (614) 644-6027
All the emails together in a list, if you want to send
What to say…..
§ I do not want any Federal money coming to Ohio! None!
§ 66% of Ohioans supported the Health Care Freedom Amendment. That is a mandate. No Obamacare.
§ Slow down. We don’t have to rush into this Medicaid expansion. Pass a last year biennium, it was fine last time it is fine this time. Form a commission to create a plan that will overhaul Medicaid in a free market way. Medicaid is a broken program, why would we want to put more people into a broken program.
More support that you are right! Medicaid isn’t right for Ohio!
The House Finance and Appropriations Committee – which could put a stop to Governor Kasich's plan to voluntarily accept billions in Obamacare money – will vote whether or not to advance the proposal to the full House for a vote.
§ Recent polling indicates that 75% of Medicaid participants identify as Democrat voters. Voluntarily expanding Medicaid is projected to add anywhere from 275,000 to 1,000,000 new participants to Ohio's Medicaid rolls.
§ No Republican has ever won the White House without winning Ohio. If this money from Obamacare is accepted, not only will Ohio surrender to the federal government takeover of healthcare, our state will become solidly "blue".
§ Most stunning of all is that this issue is being aggressively pushed by Ohio's Republican governor John Kasich. His willful betrayal of his Party, conservatives, and liberty-minded people everywhere is, at this moment, beyond description.