Rep. Boose applauds house passage of biennial budget

Am. Sub. H.B. 59 increases funding for schools, cuts income taxes, and begins to transform health care in Ohio
Norwalk Reflector Staff
Apr 19, 2013

 

State Rep. Terry Boose (R-Norwalk Twp.) has announced that the Ohio House of Representatives on Thursday passed a bipartisan, comprehensive state operating budget that provides crucial assistance to schools and community programs, while at the same time reducing the burden on Ohio’s taxpayers.

In addition to providing Ohioans with a $1.5 billion state income tax cut over the next two years, Amended Substitute House Bill 59 also ensures that none of Ohio’s school districts will receive less state aid than they did in FY 2013, increases funding for special education, mental health services and addiction services, and takes significant steps to make higher education more affordable.

“The passage of this budget out of the Ohio House marks the latest step on the road to recovery for Ohio,” Boose said. “This budget will continue to follow the path of strong fiscal stewardship and economic growth that we have witnessed over the past two years.”

During Thursday’s voting session, the House adopted an amendment to Am. Sub. H.B. 59 that aims to transform Medicaid and Ohio’s health care delivery system. The amendment will require the director of the Governor’s Office of Health Transformation and the director of Medicaid to submit to the General Assembly a proposal to reform Medicaid.

Specifically, the goals of the amendment include:

** Focusing on moving certain individuals off Medicaid and onto an employer-sponsored health insurance or the health insurance marketplace

** Implementing strategies to lower Medicaid caseloads by offering workforce readiness, educational services and wellness services

** Seeking to lower the net state and federal costs for the Medicaid program and reduce the number of individuals who enroll in Medicaid over time

Am. Sub. H.B. 59 will now move to the Ohio Senate for further consideration.

Comments

betrump

In other words, screw the poor. Refuse to raise minimum wage above the poverty level, and now deny the same people any healthcare for as long as you can. What trash.

arnmcrmn

Wow betrump, you are one miserable piece of work. I read the entire article and nowhere in it does it say anything related to your "in other words".

betrump

I'm sorry, Armcorn...please remind me what Medicaid is for? No, nevermind. Go sit in the corner with your dunce cap on.

jack langhals

He doesn't like the word workforce !

arnmcrmn

So getting people off medicaid is a bad thing?

betrump

Taking away someone's healthcare? Really? You need to ask?

arnmcrmn

where did it say there were "taking away someone's healthcare"? Again, failed to read that.

arnmcrmn

Hey betrump....better call you homie Obama...he plans to cut more in Medicare, but let me guess......his move is justified.

Health Care and Military Spending Bear the Brunt of Proposed Cuts
The budget would require $57 billion in higher payments by Medicare beneficiaries, cut $306 billion in projected Medicare payments to health care providers and squeeze $19 billion out of Medicaid, the program for low-income people.

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/04/1...

Democrats strongly oppose President Obama’s proposed changes on Social Security, Medicare
http://www.boston.com/politicali...

Obamacare To Slash Hundreds Of Billions From Medicare Advantage Over Next 10 Years
http://www.forbes.com/sites/sall...

All credible sites. Now go on again about your rant about how the Republicans are taking health insurance away!!!

betrump

You make it sound like that's what he WANTS. He is attempting to compromise with the do-nothing republican house. That's typical, though. Complain when he doesn't do what you want, then complain when he does what you want. "Thanks, Obama!"

WASP71

I pay for my medical benefits, why should I pay yours?

betrump

How many people have jobs that pay them so poorly that they are under the poverty line? There are many people that work very hard, yet have no insurance. That's what medicaid helps with. What happens when someone loses their job and with it, their insurance? What happens to a sick child? That's what the system is for.
Armcorn, I don't expect you to understand. There's more than just one syllable words. And WASP, I assume, like many people, you only pay a small premium for your benefits, and your employer pays for the rest. They, too, are likely subsidized by tax dollars to pay for your insurance...so in essence, My tax dollars are paying for your benefits just as much as you're paying for anyone else's.

WASP71

Actually I pay almost $400 for me and my daughter. How much do you pay on Medicaid? Nothing? Huh. So again, I will say, I pay for mine, why should I pay for yours? If you are on Medicaid and you pay a premium like I have to work hard to do then there would be no issue. But- if you have been living on Medicaid and using it even if you have the sniffles is rediculous. If you have read any of my other posts then you will see that I have stated that if you need help, I have nothing against that. I do when you have had it for 5+ years and I continue to pay for it. And I agree 100% that the system is in place to HELP. As for the whole job aspects of being underpaid, that is a position people stay in because it is EASY. If you feel you are underpaid, then get gov't loans, go to school and work at the same time and move to where the jobs are. And please- don't tell me you can't because that is EXACTLY what I did. I was on welfare in early '90's, underpaid, etc. I did what I said, now live comfortably. So when someone whines and says they can't or whatever that is just an excuse to keep things easy. Get off my dollar that I worked so hard for and make your own. Then you will see where I come from. Until then it is MY opinion that people stay in the situation that they are in. Change it. And also my employer is self insured. They don't get subsidized.

betrump

Congrats to you. It's typical, though. Use the system, then to heck with everyone else. SO When I was busting my butt, YOU WERE LIVING OFF MY DOLLAR. And now you complain that others use the same system you did? And your $400? Is that a week? A month? A year? A decade? Who is your employer? I bet they get subsidized, ESPECIALLY if they are 'self-insured.'

WASP71

Ok. I will put this so you can understand -maybe. I was living off your dollar back in in early 90's, for about 2 years (not quite). As I stated in last post and others- IF YOU MAKE A LIFE OUT OF IT AND ARE ON IT FOR 5+ YEARS-GET OFF MY DOLLAR! Now do you understand? I said if you need it that is what it is there for. To HELP. NOT LIVE ON. If you didn't understand the last post, please read this twice. If you need it for a little while, then so be it. If you live that way as a way of life then get off your whiny a** and do something about it. I did. Now I live comfortably. I have also paid back what I used 10 fold. Have you? How long you been on the system? 3+ years? I pay $400 a month. My employer pays $810 for me. So if you actually read anything, I never said to h*ll to anyone unless they are worthless lazy pieces that sit around eating Doritos and swigging beer and watching the big screen tv and posting from their new iphone. Go back to school. I think you could use it.

betrump

Who said I'm living off the system? You're complaining that people are abusing the system. How do you know this? Where are your facts and figures? Or are you just assuming this because the right wing media made such a big deal out of it during the election, and now you think it's true? And, if it makes you feel better, I AM working on my degree...for 3.5 years now. Would you have appreciated it if I called you a lazy piece of trash while you were sucking up tax dollars for two years? Probably not. So until you understand everyone's situation, isn't it wrong for you to be judging others?

WASP71

I'll type real s..l..o..w.. so you can understand. If you make it a life style and are on it at least 5+ years I think MOST of them/you are lazy pieces of shi*. Get off my dollar if you are turning welfare into a life style. After LESS than 2 years I got off welfare, made up for being on it and fixed my life so I didn't need it. SO- now if you read real slow you may understand. Maybe. Doubt it. Left, right or middle crap doesn't have anything to do with anything. It's seeing the abuse and hearing people on it talk about how to abuse it. And I will judge others when I pay for their food, housing, supplement their income and anything else my taxes go for. If you don't like it don't read my posts. And I hope when you get your degree you can give 1/2 your income to all the welfare people since you feel so strongly on supporting and paying their way. Because if I could stop paying anything to the low life drug addicted welfare cheating pieces of crap I would. And as for you being on the system- don't know- but sure sounds like it. So fix your life and get your degree' make lots of money and give 1/2 to the welfare system then you can sit back and complain about it and be happy like me. Until then, have a nice day.

tomozz66

Our good ole friend Terry is just towing the party line as usual. He doesn't have to worry much about re-election in this relatively safe district. But, that doesn't change the fact that he is still beholden to all the corporate overlords that write our policies be it at the state level or beyond. He lost my respect when he held a town hall meeting in Norwalk concerning issue 5. Why he even bothered to hold the meeting at all is a mystery as he had already made up his mind that he was voting for it, he told the crowd of some 200+ people that in the beginning. So it should be no surprise to anyone that he will continue to support questionable legislation that places more burden on the working poor and middle class.

betrump

There are states, too, in the US that receive MORE federal funding than they pay in taxes. In essence, they are 'welfare states.' Curious to note, that 84% of those states also happen to be 'red states.' It reminds me of the silly congressmen in Texas who refused to allow federal funds to the Northeast to clean up after the Hurricane last year, but now are demanding federal funds to clean up the capitalistic disaster that is the fertilizer plant explosion. It's always a handout until you're the one with your hand out.

arnmcrmn

betrump can you provide links to all you statements and stats or are you just gonna run your jibs like you always do?

Just to clarify, Ive always been a supporter of helping people that have worked their whole life and now need help, or those who are working to make ends meet and need help. That is what the program WAS intended for. The problem is, too many are on the system bleeding it dry because they simply do not want to work. Its easier and more beneficial to sit at home and collect a check and get everything for free.

We need to rid the system of the free loaders.

betrump

Can you provide links and CREDIBLE SOURCES to all you statements? How do you know that 'too many people' are bleeding the system and just want to sit home? Where is the data and stats on that? Where is your research?

betrump
arnmcrmn

motherjones.....bahahahahahaha

betrump

It could be the damned bible, and you would criticize. The facts are facts. They are screwed with like your CNS.com...