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With his party in firm control of both chambers of
Here are some of the areas that could have the most impact on Ohioans:
If Trump repeals or dismantles major portions of the Affordable Care Act, nearly 1 million Ohioans who currently receive health care either through the marketplace or expanded
"If the ACA is repealed, nearly a million Ohioans could end up uninsured, resulting in much poorer health, increases in medical bankruptcy, and the loss of thousands of jobs in
"If instead of improving Obamacare he decides to dismember it, nearly tens of thousands of low income Ohioans will lose access to health care through
But Obamacare didn't receive a single vote from
Bucklew said major changes could significantly impact
CareSource's robust business growth has hinged largely on the Affordable Care Act and states like
"As we look ahead to 2017, our biggest growth drivers are new
Trump has pledged to back a military rebuild and lift the automatic defense budget cuts called "sequestration." If fulfilled, that could have a big impact on
"I think it's time for us to come together, rise above that dysfunction and start to deliver more results," he said. "If we do that, just as I found in this election, people will respond."
"He had some strong rhetoric about cities," she said. "We'll wait and see what he does."
During the campaign, Trump promised repeatedly that he would rip up and renegotiate long-standing trade deals, such as the now decades-old North American Free Trade Agreement, which eased trade restrictions between
While negotiating a better deal, he said, businesses could go under during the ensuing turmoil.
Trump's most famous promise -- that he will build a wall across the
Asked about the wall, Portman said immigration reform is needed and has support in
But, he said, "I don't know that it'll be a physical wall everywhere across the border or whether you can do this with a virtual wall in certain areas where a wall might not be practical. But I do think people are going to generally support the idea of reforming our immigration system and insuring that there is adequate enforcement."
Portman and Kasich
Portman revoked his endorsement of Trump after the hot mic video emerged in October showing Trump making vulgar comments about assaulting women. That left
The day after Trump won, Portman portrayed the rift as inconsequential.
"I feel like
Beck said he isn't so sure Trump will be willing to let go of the rejections he received from Portman and Kasich -- especially the governor with whom there seems to be real animosity.
Kasich, who ran in the
Beck said Kasich bet that Trump would lose and he could run for president against
Kasich's opposition to Trump didn't seem to matter to Ohioans, who delivered a big victory to the
"I think that is almost a slap in the face to
After Trump's victory Kasich fired off a tweet congratulating the president-elect.
"The American people have spoken and it's time to come together," he wrote.
Tuesday's election will be felt by Ohioans long after Trump leaves the
Trump, he said, has promised to unravel deals struck by
"At this point," said Pepper, "I'd take Trump at his word on what he said he would do."
Key issues facing Ohioans:
Health Care: Obamacare may be repealed and replaced with a yet-to-be-determined program. The Affordable Care Act covers nearly 1 million Ohioans, either through coverage they purchased on the marketplace or through the expanded Ohio Medicaid program.
Public Safety: Trump pledged to be a law and order leader who will address inner city crime and drug trafficking. While there has been a year over year uptick in murder rates in some big cities, overall violent crime has been on the decline in America for the past 25 years, according to FBI statistics.
Immigration: Trump promised to build a wall along the 2,000 mile
Trade: Trump vowed to cancel and renegotiate "bad" trade deals such as the North American Free Trade Agreement, a landmark deal between
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