Gov. Kasich Lies to Fox’s Neil Cavuto About Obamacare Money
“You have helped, or had their back, certainly, in the government in Ohio by not completely repudiating things like Medicaid,” Cavuto said of Kasich’s pro-business record. “In fact, a lot of your critics say, on the right, you’ve been almost over-pushing that and it has hurt your image with them. What do you make of that?”
“Well, Neil, look, I had a chance to bring $14 billion of Ohioans’ money back to treat people who have mental illness, to make sure that they don’t end up in our jails and prisons, and also the ability to rehab people — because our addiction problems in this country are extremely severe,” Gov. Kasich replied.
The governor used a similar line when Fox host Laura Ingraham questioned him about Medicaid expansion during a November appearance on The O’Reilly Factor.
Alas, Kasich’s insistence that the Obamacare Medicaid expansion will “bring $14 billion of Ohioans’ money back” was just as false this Tuesday as it was last spring, when the number Kasich was using was $13 billion.
The Obamacare Medicaid expansion which Gov. Kasich enacted unilaterally — and which he threatened to bankrupt Ohio’s Medicaid program for — will be funded entirely by new government spending. That spending would not occur if Ohio did not enact the Obamacare Medicaid expansion.