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Trump’s First 100 Days: Kasich’s Medicaid defense & illegal voting in Ohio

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Written by Alexander McEvoy
By the numbers:

Percent of votes that were illegal in November election: .0014 percent

Trump’s proposed military spending increase: $54 billion

Proposed EPA budget cut: ¼ of current budget

 

Kasich meets with Trump on Obamacare reform

Last Friday, Ohio Gov. John Kasich met with President Trump in order to discuss Obamacare reform. Kasich, who notably expanded Medicaid in Ohio, spoke with Trump for an hour and said the meeting was productive. Kasich’s ideas included rolling back Medicaid coverage to stop at the poverty level,  allowing the purchase of insurance inside Obamacare exchanges, giving insurers more flexibility in choosing conditions they would cover and exploring ways to bring down prescription drug prices.

Details are scarce for what exactly Trump wants out of a health care plan outside of everybody having coverage. Congress, on the other hand, has provided a more detailed outline for health care, but even their plans stop short of anything comprehensive. Politico obtained a draft of a health care plan from the GOP that still needed areas worked out.

Trump will likely give a more insightful view into his personal health care philosophy while addressing a joint session of Congress on Tuesday. No matter what, we can still expect Kasich to be a staunch critic of Republicans moving forward when they stray from his plan for Obamacare reform.

Negligible amount of illegal votes reported by Secretary of State Husted

Secretary of State Jon Husted’s office stated they had uncovered 82 non-US citizens who voted illegally in the last election.

In light of the national discussion about illegal voting it is important to inform our discussions with facts. The fact is voter fraud happens, it is rare and when it happens, we hold people accountable,” the statement read.

Ohio’s recent report ties back to the national voter-fraud discussion. Trump continues to claim millions of people voted illegally on Nov. 8, costing him the popular vote. Of course, 82 falls quite short of the millions that Trump cites, but then again, Ohio is one state so there’s clearly much more investigating to be done.

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