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Perry: TX Won't Implement Key Elements of Health Reform (Obamacare NULL AND VOID in Texas!)
Texas Tribune ^ | July 9, 2012 | Emily Ramshaw

Posted on 07/09/2012 1:29:57 PM PDT by GodAndCountryFirst

Texas will not expand Medicaid or establish a health insurance exchange, two major tenets of the federal health reform that the U.S. Supreme Court upheld last month, Gov. Rick Perry said in a Monday morning announcement.

"I stand proudly with the growing chorus of governors who reject the Obamacare power grab," he 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."

Perry's office sent a letter to U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius on Monday morning asserting his opposition, both to accepting more than a hundred million federal dollars over the next several years to put more poor Texas adults onto Medicaid, and to creating an Orbitz-style online insurance marketplace for consumers.

(Excerpt) Read more at texastribune.org ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Constitution/Conservatism; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: healthcare; medicaid; medicaidexpansion; obamacare; obamacaredecision; perry; perry2016; rickperry; statesrights; texas; texasmedicaid
The first step toward secession? Hmmmmmm...
1 posted on 07/09/2012 1:30:08 PM PDT by GodAndCountryFirst
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To: GodAndCountryFirst

...and shame, shame, shame should be heaped on John Roberts AKA Roger Taney.


2 posted on 07/09/2012 1:38:10 PM PDT by kjo (+)
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To: kjo

Ten more large states follow suit and Obamacare will disappear down a fiscal black hole, even before 2014


3 posted on 07/09/2012 1:41:40 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: GodAndCountryFirst

Does Texas have room for about 150 million more people?


4 posted on 07/09/2012 1:49:23 PM PDT by oldbrowser (Your character is your fate.....fortune cookie)
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To: Buckeye McFrog

The new taxes and regulations will still go into effect next year. This is not a substitute for the repeal of obamacare at the federal level. Perry is only saying that he’ll refuse to accept federal money to expand medicaid. Obama will just use the money to buy votes elsewhere.


5 posted on 07/09/2012 1:50:25 PM PDT by BarnacleCenturion
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To: oldbrowser

I’m moving to Texas!


6 posted on 07/09/2012 1:51:19 PM PDT by jag.drafting
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To: GodAndCountryFirst
The legs under the 0bamacare table are already starting to buckle. I bet you 0bama sh*t a brick when SCOTUS deemed it a tax. When an entire service industry hinges on a tax, it's unsustainable. Single payer system is the goal but do the Democrats really want to go down that road again, or.. Will it be accomplished by Executive Order as an 'emergency measure'?

In any case, Gov. Perry may not be the best of orators, but a man of courage and conviction he IS!

7 posted on 07/09/2012 1:55:23 PM PDT by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
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To: GodAndCountryFirst

P.S. Glenn Beck is a visionary.


8 posted on 07/09/2012 1:56:21 PM PDT by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
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To: GodAndCountryFirst

9 posted on 07/09/2012 1:59:06 PM PDT by Hotlanta Mike (Resurrect the House Committee on Un-American Activities (HUAC)...before there is no America!)
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To: oldbrowser
Does Texas have room for about 150 million more people?

Here's a little factoid I share with the "sustainable" nutcases I occasionally run into.

If you subdivided Texas into half-acre lots (ignoring lakes, rivers, roads, businesses, etc.), you could give each and every American their own half-acre lot in Texas, and still have plenty left over.

10 posted on 07/09/2012 1:59:06 PM PDT by Monitor ("The urge to save humanity is almost always a false-front for the urge to rule it." - H. L. Mencken)
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To: GodAndCountryFirst

I think Texas has everyone covered. A low cost health plan is avialiable and below the poverty line is covered and believe me being on a southern border is not easy. It may not be red carpet but it is better than you will get with obama care.


11 posted on 07/09/2012 1:59:14 PM PDT by dalebert
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To: dalebert

12 posted on 07/09/2012 2:01:56 PM PDT by Hotlanta Mike (Resurrect the House Committee on Un-American Activities (HUAC)...before there is no America!)
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To: GodAndCountryFirst

Please warn me when Texas is about to close its borders with the other States, so I can get in while I still have a chance.


13 posted on 07/09/2012 2:09:22 PM PDT by PGR88
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To: Buckeye McFrog

The next step: Perry should REFUSE to allow the IRS to collect the Obamacare tax in Texas.


14 posted on 07/09/2012 2:09:51 PM PDT by GodAndCountryFirst
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To: GodAndCountryFirst

No, A vital first ideological step toward nullification. If it works we won’t have to walk down the road of secession. We will have a limited federal government again, Limited by the constant self-interest(power interest) of state politicians.

We will also thou interstate competition have many limited State Governments to choose from. Most importantly with the preservation of a limited union we will be able to drive the leftist scumbags out of our state, and to increasingly socialist hellholes like California, New York and Massachusetts.

This is Wonderful News! Thank you Governor Perry of the Great State of Texas. With the help of God we shall have many other freedom loving States Stand up for the rights of their citizens as well. Washington will be forced to capitulate piratically then politically.


15 posted on 07/09/2012 2:23:15 PM PDT by Monorprise
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To: GodAndCountryFirst

Thank you Governor Perry. Obamacare is my line in the sand, I do not know the consequences of my decision to refuse compliance. I am thankful my Governor has my back.


16 posted on 07/09/2012 2:25:53 PM PDT by sockmonkey (She could never be a saint, but she thought she could be a martyr if they killed her quick)
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To: GodAndCountryFirst

“The next step: Perry should REFUSE to allow the IRS to collect the Obamacare tax in Texas.”

Texas can’t do that until enough of our sister states are willing to do it with. One state alone cannot pick such a fight with Washington and hope to win. We need a great many acting as one. So let us do this one step at a time so that we might have time to get the rest of our political ducks in a row. Only then will we be capable of winning that fight and with it that so tresured position from which we can defend liberty.

Texas cannot win this fight alone, we needs our sisters to stand with us or it will be lost and we will all be defeated & subdued.

So one step at a time, help us get all the political ducks in a row in as many of our States as possible. Then and only then can we move against Washington’s encroachment together.


17 posted on 07/09/2012 2:28:32 PM PDT by Monorprise
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To: BarnacleCenturion

“Perry is only saying that he’ll refuse to accept federal money to expand medicaid. Obama will just use the money to buy votes elsewhere.”

And you are exactly right. Is this principles at work? I doubt it. There is someone else behind both curtains.


18 posted on 07/09/2012 2:28:56 PM PDT by Sequoyah101 (You've been screwed by your government.)
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To: PGR88
Please warn me when Texas is about to close its borders with the other States,

It's funny, maybe because my family was here when Texas was still a Republic, but most have never have referred to state lines in anyway, except "the border"...crossing the border into Oklahoma, crossing the border into Louisiana..just crossed the border into Texas from New Mexico.

19 posted on 07/09/2012 2:30:59 PM PDT by sockmonkey (She could never be a saint, but she thought she could be a martyr if they killed her quick)
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To: GodAndCountryFirst

Wait for me, I’m stuck here with the rest of the faggots in Hollywood. It will be a change of pace for me to see actual, normal men instead of “men” who wear pink and act like women here..(God, the misery of living in a blue city)


20 posted on 07/09/2012 2:47:00 PM PDT by max americana (Make the world a better place by punching a liberal in the face)
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To: GodAndCountryFirst

Don’t hold your breath. The first time Hussein takes away some federal money, Perry will cave.


21 posted on 07/09/2012 2:53:20 PM PDT by bgill
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To: GodAndCountryFirst

Finally! Perry’s more than a RINO!


22 posted on 07/09/2012 2:57:05 PM PDT by tbw2
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To: oldbrowser
Does Texas have room for about 150 million more people?

Water is the problem. Was bone dry earlier in the year. We have been getting occasional rain this summer. In fact, today there are lots of scattered rain storms. Once the reservoirs and lakes fill up, will have plenty of room.

23 posted on 07/09/2012 3:06:32 PM PDT by justa-hairyape
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To: sockmonkey
Obamacare is my line in the sand, I do not know the consequences of my decision to refuse compliance.

The day I have to report to the IRS my health care insurance, is the day I rip up my US citizenship. Will consider myself a citizen of the Texas Republic at that point, for at least as long as Texas can hold out. After that, its the South Pacific for me.

24 posted on 07/09/2012 3:11:35 PM PDT by justa-hairyape
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To: GodAndCountryFirst

“The next step: Perry should REFUSE to allow the IRS to collect the Obamacare tax in Texas.”

By refusing to implement a state exchange, Texas may well have made the employer mandate (a penalty or tax of 3,000 per employee if the employer does not provide health insurance or if an employee decides not to use an employer’s health insurance) unenforceable in Texas. It will take litigation to prove the point. But it could be a winner.


25 posted on 07/09/2012 3:14:53 PM PDT by ModelBreaker
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To: GodAndCountryFirst

Earlier today, I watched a Fox interview with Rick Perry. He said that expanding Medicaid would be like adding more passengers to the Titanic .


26 posted on 07/09/2012 3:19:04 PM PDT by baysider
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To: bgill

“Don’t hold your breath. The first time Hussein takes away some federal money, Perry will cave.”

The one good thing Traitor John did do was prohibit such withholding.

In any-case that is why we have a legislation to lock in the good policy. Then Perry can go to Washington and tell them whatever they need to hear to help us recover as much of the money they stole as possible. Not that we have any intention of keeping perry’s “promises”.

We are dealing with a din of thieves, who have lied, cheated, and stole to get the power and money they now have. I have no problem with Perry doing some of the same to them to recover as much of that money & power as possible for Texans, in fact I expect it.

It is not a prefect solution but it will have to do at least until we have built the systems of resistance necessary to implement a better one.


27 posted on 07/09/2012 3:34:13 PM PDT by Monorprise
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To: ModelBreaker

““The next step: Perry should REFUSE to allow the IRS to collect the Obamacare tax in Texas.”

By refusing to implement a state exchange, Texas may well have made the employer mandate (a penalty or tax of 3,000 per employee if the employer does not provide health insurance or if an employee decides not to use an employer’s health insurance) unenforceable in Texas. It will take litigation to prove the point. But it could be a winner.”

I think you dream of a just federal employees in blackrobes. As John Roberts continues to demonstrate such uncorrupted men are rare and far between on the Federal bench.

It is nonetheless a wonderful dream.


28 posted on 07/09/2012 3:38:05 PM PDT by Monorprise
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To: max americana
Assuming those "faggots" don't have you chained to a dungeon somewhere, here's an thought: M-O-V-E.

Talk is cheap. Don't give excuses about your job or inconvenience. If it's so awful, get out. The longer you stay, the greater your sympathies are truly shown to lie with those you chronically complain about.

29 posted on 07/09/2012 4:11:14 PM PDT by newzjunkey
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To: Hotlanta Mike

Orwellian? Gov. Perry aptly demonstrates his gift of understatement once again.


30 posted on 07/09/2012 4:12:48 PM PDT by newzjunkey
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To: PGR88

<Please warn me when Texas is about to close its borders with the other States, so I can get in while I still have a chance.

I was thinking along the same lines. How many people would it take before Texas stopped admitting new residents? : )


31 posted on 07/09/2012 4:17:31 PM PDT by radiohead (Buy ammo, store food, pray for the Republic.)
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To: Monorprise

“I think you dream of a just federal employees in blackrobes. As John Roberts continues to demonstrate such uncorrupted men are rare and far between on the Federal bench.”

Is it a slam dunk? No. But the feds are aware of the problem and the IRS has tried to give itself authority to enforce the employer mandate by regulation. That’s a pretty thin argument. The rats goofed on the statute and did not authorize enforcement unless there is a state exchange. Normally, it would be fixed by mop up legislation. But no way they get that thru congress now.


32 posted on 07/09/2012 5:54:30 PM PDT by ModelBreaker
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To: GodAndCountryFirst

It makes me mad the way Perry was dismissed here at FR.


33 posted on 07/09/2012 6:41:43 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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