Kasich Defends Ohio’s Medicaid Expansion, Decries Obamacare
In a CNN interview, the Ohio governor and GOP presidential hopeful said that bringing more federal money to Ohio to cover health care for the poor was a separate matter from supporting the federal health law -- which Kasich would repeal. And as Rick Santorum joins the crowded field of GOP presidential contenders, The Associated Press looks at the former Pennsylvania senator's positions.
Kasich Says He's Not An Obamacare Hypocrite
Would-be presidential candidate John Kasich, defended his expansion of Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act on Wednesday, while slamming President Barack Obama's signature law at the same time. Kasich, a second-term governor of Ohio, told CNN's Jake Tapper on "The Lead" that his support of a Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, did not amount to support for the Obamacare itself. (LoBianco, 5/27)
The Associated Press:
Where They Stand: Rick Santorum On Key Campaign Issues
A look at where former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum stands on some key issues as he opens his race for the Republican presidential nomination: ... Santorum supports making changes to the Medicare and Social Security programs to reduce costs. ... While in the Senate, Santorum was the leading supporter of a successful effort to ban a certain type of late-term abortion, sometimes referred to as partial-birth abortion. He supports an exemption to an abortion ban if the life of the mother is at stake. (Lucey, 5/27)