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Gov. Kasich invokes 'the Good Book' while urging Medicaid expansion

Gov. Kasich invokes 'the Good Book' while urging Medicaid expansion

Friday, February 22, 2013
Cleveland Plain Dealer

 

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Gov. John Kasich touted expansion of Ohio’s Medicaid program in his State of the State address as the right and compassionate thing to do, invoking his personal faith and lessons from “the Good Book” as a guide in his decision. The governor urged lawmakers to examine their consciences and not let concerns about government spending, something conservative Republicans in the General Assembly have expressed, trump what he laid out as a moral imperative: helping the less fortunate.