John Kasich: Obamacare Must be Blocked

Today I signed The Ohio Project’s initiative petition to amend Ohio’s Constitution and preserve Ohioans’ freedom to make their own decisions about health care.

Obamacare must be blocked. We cannot tolerate a government takeover of our health care system and we cannot afford a health care system that creates a massive bureaucracy that raises taxes and punishes small businesses that are already struggling to create jobs.

I believe Ohioans deserve the best health care possible, but Obamacare doesn’t do it. Reform is needed, but it should lower costs, not raise them, and it should keep bureaucrats out of the private relationship between doctors and patients and end the frivolous lawsuits that drive up costs.

Ohioans deserve a solution to health care that doesn’t bring more big government but which preserves their freedom to make their own decisions about their health care. I look forward to working with you to bring about that change.

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5 Responses to John Kasich: Obamacare Must be Blocked

  1. Rick Theisen October 31, 2010 at 8:34 pm #

    Many without healthcare, unaffordable, children and young and old with heridity pre existing conditions. Will only the wealthy have health care. If you lose your job due to elimination, not because of
    business, but because of greed, and
    more money in someone elses millionairs pocket, why cant I have access to health care after working my entire life working hard, and job eliminated through no fault of my own.

  2. tdpwells October 31, 2010 at 8:56 pm #

    Go to to find out where you can sign the petition! Signing events taking place regularly, volunteers stationed at varying locations around the state, or contact a coordinator and we will work out another way for you to sign! Just click on ‘where to sign’ at the above link and choose your county.

  3. Cheryl Blakely October 31, 2010 at 10:03 pm #

    Thanks for signing John. What some people don’t realize is Obama Care is not about helping people, it’s about control. Our older people will be the first ones that will be judged not worthy of care through this Obamanation. Instead of everyone getting care, everyone will get what ever the nation can afford care and we are in debt 3 trillion dollars. Good Luck on Tuesday.

  4. Julie Fredericksen November 3, 2010 at 12:41 am #

    Dear Mr. Kasich,

    The media reports that many politicians feel that “Obama care” is bad for the nation, but I hear very little about what they are going to do to improve health care insurance options in this country. You also echo these same feelings, however offer no concrete solutions. When I questioned Rich Iott regarding this same issue he responded in the following manner: “There are multiple market-based solutions that can be employed to help lower health care costs industry wide. One would be to allow insurance companies to sell products across state lines. Car insurance is sold nationally and not only have costs come down, but there are policy options to fit just about every single need. Health insurance would see the same results if companies could offer it in the same way. … One of the other concerns is that most people get their insurance through their employer. This is primarily a result of congressional rule-making that offered tax incentives to employers to do so. But you don’t get your other insurance products through your employer – so why should health insurance be the anomoly? Health insurance should be portable and individually owned – not owned by an employer who gets to dictate your coverage based upon the whole instead of based upon your individual needs.”

    I am curious as to whether you agree with Mr. Iott’s “solution” to our country’s health care issues?

    In my opinion, his response sends the message that businesses will save money from this arrangement as they will no longer offer this benefit to their employees. Then, if they follow the course of the business owners during President Reagan’s “trickle-down effect” era, the business owners will neither use their newfound savings to create more jobs nor increase their employees’ wages to help offset the costs they will now incur due to the need to purchase their own health insurance. Therefore, once again the individual loses and businesses gain. In addition, if health insurance uses car and house insurance as the model of how to provide coverage to its clients : 1. those with bad credit ratings will be charged more for their monthly policies (the very people who have difficulty paying their bills in these economic times will now be further punished), 2. if you actually file claims with your insurance company, your premiums will increase….or, they’ll simply drop you, and 3. once dropped, other insurance companies won’t pick you up or they will charge an exhorbidant premium for very little coverage (due to pre-existing conditions – established from use of the previous policy).

    I have a friend who currently purchases his own health insurance…he pays the first $10,000 BEFORE the insurance company pays a penny. This is in ADDITION to his monthly premiums. How is a working class person supposed to be able to afford insurance with this lack of coverage and high deductibles?
    Thank you for taking the time and consideration to this matter,

    Julie Fredericksen

    Thank you for your time and consideration to this matter,
    Julie Fredericksen

  5. joe fedup November 3, 2010 at 1:22 pm #

    sick and tired of you republicans, you don’t give a damn about the average joe, you’re more concerned with lining your pockets even more. year after year you all bitch and complain they we need change when it comes to health care and when someone has the balls to take initiative and make change, you won’t have it. start thinking about the public and not your own selfish needs. we need change alright, but not from idiots like you.

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