Gov. Rick Perry said today that he would not set up a state-run health insurance exchange or expand Medicaid, two key provisions in President Obama’s health care plan.
Emily Ramshaw of The Texas Tribune reported this morning that Perry would be sending a letter to U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius to advise her of Texas’ position.
“I stand proudly with the growing chorus of governors who reject the Obamacare power grab,” Perry said in a statement. “Neither a ‘state’ exchange nor the expansion of Medicaid under this program would result in better ‘patient protection’ or in more ‘affordable care.’ They would only make Texas a mere appendage of the federal government when it comes to health care.”
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Rick Perry to decline Obamacare, offers no answer for crisis
There's the Republican party that America knows. Bash progress, obstruct and then have no answer for the 25% of the Texas population that doesn't have healthcare. Spit out a few lies and hope that enough people don't notice what a bunch of nonsense is being said. Same old, same old from the GOP.
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