News
News Home
Quick Bites
Exploradio
News Archive
News Channel
Special Features
NPR
nowplaying
On AirNewsClassical
Loading...
  
School Closings
WKSU Support
Funding for WKSU is made possible in part through support from the following businesses and organizations.

Hennes Paynter Communications

NOCHE

Metro RTA


For more information on how your company or organization can support WKSU, download the WKSU Media Kit.

(WKSU Media Kit PDF icon )


Donate Your Vehicle to WKSU

Programs Schedule Make A Pledge Member BenefitsFAQ/HelpContact Us
Politics


Ohio's senators disagree on defunding the Affordable Care Act
Although they disagree on Obamacare, neither Democrat Sherrod Brown nor Republican Rob Portman want to see a government shutdown
Story by KABIR BHATIA AND KELSEY LEVYA


 
Democratic Sen. Sherrod Brown and Republican Sen. Rob Portman don't want to see a government shutdown, but have differing views when it comes to funding Obamacare.
Courtesy of WKSU
Download (WKSU Only)
In The Region:
Both of Ohio’s U.S. senators are sticking with their parties’ polarized positions when it comes to making decisions regarding the Affordable Care Act and the nation’s finances. 
Starting next Tuesday, uninsured Ohioans will be able to sign up for health insurance under Obamacare.

Ohio's Republican U.S. Sen. Rob Portman is among those who want to defund the program. 

“I hope there are enough Democratic senators listening to their constituents [who] will use this opportunity to reverse a policy that’s driving up costs in Ohio, hurting working families, forcing a bunch of Ohioans to lose their doctors [and] others to lose their jobs. I think it’s bad economic policy. I think it’s bad healthcare policy.”

Portman says he will continue to fight to defund, repeal and replace Obamacare, but he does not want to see a government shutdown

Democratic Sen. Sherrod Brown is on the other side of the debate and doesn’t want to see Obamacare be defunded, but agrees that a government shutdown would have negative consequences. 

“I’m hopeful that this gets fixed [and] that people come to their senses. Many people I know in the business community are afraid of this(shutdown)  because of what it would do to our credit rating -- both in closing the government down, paying our bills, and what it would do to the U.S. economy and ... internationally.”

To keep federal agencies open Tuesday, both the House and the Senate must agree on a funding plan by midnight Monday.
Add Your Comment
Name:

Location:

E-mail: (not published, only used to contact you about your comment)


Comments:




 
Page Options

Print this page

E-Mail this page / Send mp3

Share on Facebook



Stories with Recent Comments

Brunswick will turn tornado sirens back on after bad weather
Put the sirens back after the storms, in the mean time just sit and wait for another tornado . That's Brunswick for you lived here 44 years and it has always be...

Massive pipeline planned to pump Ohio shale products to Texas
This needs stopped. Ohioans pay the price, putting up with pollution, leaks, explosions, and the top one percent profit from exporting fracked product to China.

National Weather Service confirms three tornado touchdowns yesterday
I was driving back from a party and was caught in the middle of a large thunderstorm. The hail and lightning were a whole light closer than usual, is something ...

Another Indians season opens with Chief Wahoo under scrutiny
The picture you have for Robert rocha is not him. He has long hair. No idea who that guy is in that picture

Portman predicts McDonald's confirmation, but says it won't be easy
I sent the following note to Senator Blumenthal after reading commentary from yesterday's hearing: Senator, You certainly have the right to ask Mr. McDonald que...

Seven minutes changed everything, but what changed Ashford Thompson?
He shot the guy four times in the head. I have never been that drunk or mad, and I have been through it. Shoot a guy once is bad, maybe a mistake, shoot a guy f...

First cricket farm in the U.S. opens in Youngstown
I am interested in cricket flour to replace soy flour in a low carbohydrate diet. As soon as you have cricket flour available for the average person, please le...

New process starts digesting sludge in Wooster
Awesome! When do our sewage rates decrease accordingly?

Akron's Chapel Hill Mall in foreclosure
Not a surprise. Between the shoplifting, gangs and violence that goes on up there it is no wonder that no one feels safe to shop at Chapel Hill. They have sca...

Copyright © 2014 WKSU Public Radio, All Rights Reserved.

 
In Partnership With:

NPR PRI Kent State University

listen in windows media format listen in realplayer format Car Talk Hosts: Tom & Ray Magliozzi Fresh Air Host: Terry Gross A Service of Kent State University 89.7 WKSU | NPR.Classical.Other smart stuff. NPR Senior Correspondent: Noah Adams Living on Earth Host: Steve Curwood 89.7 WKSU | NPR.Classical.Other smart stuff. A Service of Kent State University