Jason Hart of Media Trackers shows us that a picture’s worth a thousand words in his recent tweet. Hart provides a chart which juxtaposes Governor Kasich’s net job creation record with his Obamacare Medicaid expansion enrollment.
Numbers don’t lie. It looks like the Governor has been more successful increasing government dependency than he has been at setting Ohioans on the course to financial independence.
Ohio Medicaid has released its June 2014 caseload report which informs us that 285,553 Ohioans have been approved for Obamacare’s Medicaid expansion as of the state fiscal year end. That puts Ohio at 78% of the Kasich administration’s enrollment projection for June 2015 (366,000) – well ahead of schedule. But as OLC readers know, the Kasich administration’s enrollment predictions were grossly understated.
So as Kasich and his campaign team tout job creation, budget balancing, and tax cutting among their accomplishments, don’t forget about Governor Kasich’s number one achievement in 2014 – implementing Obamacare’s Medicaid expansion which is sure to act as a drag on Ohio’s economy in the years to come.