Between the Lines: Medicaid debate, county reform, TV ads

11:50 AM, Jul 15, 2012   |    comments
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Many thought Ohio voters would face a bedsheet ballot, including many controversial issues this November.

There was buzz about medical marijuana proposals, a right-to-work law, a personhood amendment and more.

But proposals to reform redistricting and hold a constitutional amendment are all that will face voters.

What happened to all the initiatives?

How will this impact the Presidential race?

Governor John Kasich is not committing to expanding Medicaid and is against setting up insurance exchanges for people to get the best bargain.

Both are part of the Affordable Care Act medical plan that the Supreme Court has upheld as legal.

Kasich claims he's most concerned with filling a looming big new budget hole. But he's being criticized for choices that many think will hurt Ohio insurance companies and many people seeking affordable medical insurance.

Is the governor making the best choice? Or is he making a purely political decision?

Cuyahoga County officials want voters to consider changes to the new reform government this November.

That's a fast-track approach that many who helped design the new government is preempting a citizen review of the charter.

What are the practical and political  pros and cons of making changes in the government this soon?

Greater Cleveland TV viewers are seeing more political TV ads than almost anyone in the country.

One Lakewood man turned off by the blitz of negative messages expressed himself in verse.

Tom Beres discusses these topics with Democratic former Shaker Heights Mayor Judy Rawson and Republican former State Representative Matt Dolan on this edition of Between the Lines.


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