As Ohio Medicaid Expands, Services for Our Most Vulnerable Citizens Put at Risk

Pop Medicaid ExpansionJason Hart of Watchdog.org keeps up his important coverage of Obamacare Medicaid expansion. He reports Ohio Medicaid’s September case load report shows that expansion enrollment has reached 401,307 – far outpacing the Kasich administration’s low-ball projections of 366,000 by July 2015. What does that mean in dollars in cents?  Ohio’s Joint Medicaid Oversight Committee, which has been charged with the task of “bending the cost curve down” on Medicaid, put out estimates of costs per […] Continue reading

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Kasich Struggles with Conflicting Positions and Images

th-1Governor Kasich got himself into a little hot water over comments he made about Obamacare and Medicaid expansion to the AP. Kasich told the AP that he did not think repeal was going to happen because “political or ideological” opposition does not “hold water” against “real improvements in peoples’ lives.” The AP thought Kasich meant opposition to Obamacare would not “hold water,” but Kasich’s staff claims the Governor meant opposition to Obamacare Medicaid expansion. The […]

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Kasich Struggles with Conflicting Positions and Images

th-1Governor Kasich got himself into a little hot water over comments he made about Obamacare and Medicaid expansion to the AP. Kasich told the AP that he did not think repeal was going to happen because “political or ideological” opposition does not “hold water” against “real improvements in peoples’ lives.” The AP thought Kasich meant opposition to Obamacare would not “hold water,” but Kasich’s staff claims the Governor meant opposition to Obamacare Medicaid expansion. The […]

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71% of Obamacare Enrollment is Medicaid expansion

thThe numbers aren’t looking good for Obamacare. The Daily Signal reviewed the enrollment figures for the first half of 2014 and found that while 8,538,237 more people have health insurance since Obamacare went live, 71% of that growth in coverage was from Medicaid expansion. Here is the breakdown of the numbers: 6,254,564 people purchased an individual market insurance plan either through the Obamacare exchanges or the private market. But the growth in the individual market […]

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Gun Owners from 18 States Join Buckeye Firearms Association’s New Membership Program

Buckeye Firearms AssociationFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 23, 2014 COLUMBUS, OH – Buckeye Firearms Association (BFA) has announced a new membership program to help grow resources and further its mission to advocate for Second Amendment rights. Just days old, this program has already attracted well over 500 members from Ohio and 17 other states, including Alaska, California, Florida, and Texas. The Association expects to have over 1,000 members by the end of the month and will push to […]

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Justices French and Kennedy Rule for Top Donors Over 88 Percent of the Time

1851Justice French ruled for Constitutionally Limited Government in Zero of Eight Critical Cases, Justice Kennedy in Five of Eight Columbus, OH – The 1851 Center for Constitutional Law today shared research previously prepared for various citizen groups demonstrating that (1) Ohio Supreme Court Justice Judith French ruled for constitutionally limited government on zero of the eight critical occasions examined, while Justice Sharon Kennedy has ruled so on five of those eight occasions; and (2) Justice […]

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Having Taken Control of Primary & Secondary Education, Feds Out to Control Preschool

Unknown-5The American Principles Project (APP) tells us about the latest federal education grant, the Preschool Development Grant, which may do for preschool what Race to the Top (RTT) did for primary and secondary education — Common Core-ize it. Like RTT, the Preschool Development Grant is a competitive grant program which awards points for various criteria. RTT awarded points for adopting “college and career ready” education standards.  APP explains the Preschool Development Grant awards points for, “‘the […] Continue reading

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Campaign For Liberty Launching Ohio Chapter

th-2The Campaign for Liberty is opening a chapter in Ohio in the Columbus area. The group will hold monthly meetings, the first being: Wed. Nov. 12th – See Facebook page. 6 PM – 8 PM Rusty Bucket 7800 Olentangy River Road Worthington, OH 43235 In addition, the group will hold a one-day activist class: Westerville, OH Political Leadership School – Go HERE to register. Saturday, Ocotober 25th 9 AM – 5 PM Fairfield Inn & Suites […] Continue reading

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News From Matt Lynch: Important Info. about Ebola & Travel Ban Petition

n3fp_LynchHeadersDear Friends, For the past week I have been inquiring with the Ohio Department of Health (ODH) about our Ebola preparedness. Tonight my questions were answered and you need to know what is going on.  At 8 pm tonight I was on a conference call with Governor Kasich and the Ohio Department of Health.  Here is what I know about Ebola in Ohio. Beginning this past July the Governor and his staff began planning and […] Continue reading

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Judicial Watch Claim: Obama considering plan to bring non-US Ebola victims to US for treatment

th-1Today the Drudge Report linked to a story by Paul Bedard of the Washington Examiner.  Bedard reports that Judicial Watch, a public watchdog group, claims President Obama is “actively formulating plans” to bring non-Americans with Ebola to the United States for treatment. Bedard provides the following quotes from Judicial Watch: 
“Specifically, the goal of the administration is to bring Ebola patients into the United States for treatment within the first days of diagnosis.” “The plans include […]

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US Embassies Still Approving Visas from Ebola-Stricken Countries

th-1The Daily Signal, a digital news service of the Heritage Foundation, reports that U.S. embassies in Liberia, Sierre Leone, and Guinea are still processing visas for non-U.S. nationals despite the Ebola epidemic. Approximately 100 people per day are applying for U.S. visas across the three embassies. Representative Ed Royce, chairman of the House Foreign Relations Committee voiced his concerns on this issue to Secretary of State John Kerry in a letter. Royce wrote, “Given the […]

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Student-led Repeal Common Core Rally in Westerville

th-1Students from Westerville North High School have organized a rally to repeal the Common Core State Standards. Student-led Repeal Common Core Rally Saturday October 18th, 12 PM – 2 PM American Legion 393 East College Avenue Westerville, Ohio The rally notice reads as follows: “Students from Westerville North High School have organized a rally to repeal the Common Core State Standards. Please make time to come out to the rally this weekend and support our […]

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Northeast Ohio Congressional Candidates Give Their Positions on Obamacare

th-1The Cleveland Plain Dealer has prepared a voter guide for Northeast Ohio, and in doing so, asked a question we are all curious about: where do congressional candidates stand on the straight repeal of Obamacare. The Plain Dealer provides the congressional candidates’ unedited responses in its article as well as a link to the Cleveland Plain Dealers’ Northeast Ohio voter guide. Question: “Do you favor or oppose a straight repeal of the Affordable Care Act […] Continue reading

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Voter Guides for November 4th General Election

images-14Here is a list of voter guides which you may find helpful as you prepare to vote in the November 4th general election. This list is by no means complete for the entire state.  If you know of other guides, please comment below. Statewide Guides Ohio Citizens PAC Buckeye Firearms Ohio Right to Life The New American Freedom Index Hamilton County Hamilton County Liberty Alliance Tea Party has put out a message concerning tax levies […] Continue reading

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Common Core Protestors In Lorain County Get Their Message Across

images-14Common Core opponents are making some noise and getting noticed – so much so that Governor Kasich felt compelled to address his position on Common Core at a campaign stop in Lorain County. The Toledo Blade reports that Governor Kasich noticed “a handful of sign-carrying protestors outside the windows” and responded as follows, “The high standards that have been set were set by experts across the country, not in Washington.” “These are people who understand […] Continue reading

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Ohioans for Workplace Freedom: Volunteers Needed for Election Day Signature Collection

workplace-freedom-OHElection Day, November 4th, provides an excellent opportunity for Right to Work advocates to collect signatures for Ohioans for Workplace Freedom. Please contact your fellow petition gatherers to determine optimal polling places in your county or a nearby county.  If you need help choosing a polling place in your area, contact Lisa Cooper using the form below. When choosing a polling location for signature collection, look for polling places which cover several precincts.  This will ensure […] Continue reading

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Local Control of Schools Not Possible Without Independent-minded School Board Members

images-14The education establishment is battening up the hatches to quell Common Core repeal. The Ohio School Boards Association (OSBA), the Ohio Association of School Board Officials (OASBO), and the Buckeye Association of School Administrators (BASA) sent a notice to members informing them of the October 14th hearing on the Common Core repeal bill HB 597. See notice HERE. The notice is written under the assumption that its recipients – school board members and school administrators […]

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Hearing Time Set for Common Core Repeal Bill

thThe Ohio House Rules and Reference Committee will hear proponent testimony on HB 597, a Common Core repeal bill, on Tuesday October 14th at 6 PM in Room 313 of the Statehouse. Reps. Matt Huffman and Andy Thompson indicated previously that the focus of this hearing would be on current Ohio school teachers. If you are a school teacher opposed to the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and its related assessment system and would like to […] Continue reading

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