Kasich Says ACA Rollout Has Shaken Confidence In Government

Gov. John Kasich (right) appeared opposite Kentucky's Democratic Governor Steve Beshear.(Photo: Meet the Press)
Gov. John Kasich (right) appeared opposite Kentucky's Democratic Governor Steve Beshear.(Photo: Meet the Press)

Governor John Kasich is joining those criticizing the rocky rollout of the federal health care overhaul.

Speaking on NBC’s Meet the Press on Sunday, Kasich said problems with the federal health care exchange has shaken Americans’ confidence in government.

“This is creating an issue of confidence in the minds of the American people and doubt with people around the world, which is really serious,” Kasich said.

The Republican governor appeared opposite Democratic Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear, whose state has been touted as a success story under the Affordable Care Act.

“In about four weeks, we’ve had about 300,000 Kentuckians trying to find out and finding out about affordable health care. We’ve signed up about 26,000 people,” Beshear said.

Most of those who’ve signed up have enrolled in Medicaid, not private insurance plans.

Kentucky set up its own health care exchange, while Ohio opted to use the federal exchange.

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