July 14, 2017
A spokesman for Ohio Gov. John Kasich called out Vice President Pence Friday for saying that Obamacare impacted waiting lists for people with disabilities.
Pence, speaking at the National Governors Association summer conference in Providence, R.I., said that “far too many able-bodied” adults were placed in Medicaid under Obamacare.
“I know Gov. Kasich isn’t with us, but I suspect that he’s very troubled to know that in Ohio alone, nearly 60,000 disabled citizens are stuck on waiting lists, leaving them without the care they need for months of even years,” Pence said. The vice president has been making a case for a Republican healthcare bill that would repeal parts of Obamacare, which would also make changes to Medicaid.
Kasich spokesperson John Keeling shared links about Pence’s claim on Twitter and called it “#FakeNews.”