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AP: Republican John Kasich Leads Charge for Balanced Budget Vote

Gov. John Kasich continues to call for a federal balanced budget amendment. Read more from the AP about this important issue: Republican John Kasich is not giving up on his goal of a federal balanced budget amendment, a tool the Ohio governor says is ever more important as the U.S. national debt ticks toward $20 trillion. “The issue is not a partisan issue,” Kasich told The Associated Press in an interview. “It’s about economic growth and our children’s and our grandchildren’s future.” As a presidential contender last year, Kasich pledged he would balance the federal budget within eight years while cutting taxes and spending more on the military. To make it work, the budget-balancing former congressman had proposed limiting the federal role in education, transportation, job training and Medicaid – areas he would have turned over in large part to the states. Kasich, 64, has not let his failed White […]

Op-Ed: End the Partisan Warfare on Health Care

In Gov. Kasich’s latest New York Times op-ed, he discusses how the responsible solution to America’s health care challenges will require both parties to work together. Americans are relying on leaders in Washington to fix health care, not engage in yet another unproductive partisan standoff. In 2010, one side of the political aisle in Congress, the Democrats, chose to “fix” health care unilaterally, without bipartisan support. The result was Obamacare, which has run up government spending while failing to drive down the cost of health care. Now, with the political tables turned in Washington, the Republicans are starting down the same unilateral path, a course that can only further divide the nation. A true and lasting reform of the health insurance system must be accomplished by bringing the two sides together, not by replacing one divisive wedge with another. Throughout my career, I’ve learned that meaningful change happens only with […]

Gov. John Kasich Op-Ed: A Roadmap To Responsible Health Care Reform, If Washington Leaders Partner With States

Gov. John Kasich wrote his latest op-ed about how Republicans have an opportunity to introduce meaningful reforms and work with the states to fix Obamacare. Read more below from Forbes: A Roadmap To Responsible Health Care Reform, If Washington Leaders Partner With States As work progresses to undo the problems that Obamacare brought to health care, I believe the roadmap to responsible reform must take both coverage and cost into consideration. Only then can reform ensure that Americans, especially those recovering from mental illness or drug addiction, receive the care they need while also protecting taxpayers from unsustainable cost growth. Obamacare severely disrupted the insurance marketplace, especially in states like Ohio, where a history of sound regulation attracted many insurers who then offered a wide range of choices at affordable prices. Our first priority should be to restore stability. The Trump Administration has begun this process, but there is more […]