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Kasich Praises Senate for Rejecting Health Care Tax Increase

COLUMBUS – Ohio Governor John R. Kasich issued the following statement in response to today’s action in the Ohio Senate:

“The Senate deserves credit for saying no to efforts that would have risked the future sustainability of Ohio’s health care system in order to seek a 24 percent tax hike on health plans.  I also applaud the Senate for choosing a different path on additional counterproductive health care provisions.  I stand by my vetoes on other health care items and am disappointed with today’s actions on them, but am committed to working to manage changes with the least possible disruption in order to continue providing taxpayers with value and needy Ohioans with quality care.”