Skip to comments.Texas rejects key provisions of Obama's health law
Posted on 07/09/2012 7:07:47 PM PDT by tobyhill
Governor Rick Perry said on Monday Texas will not implement an expansion of the Medicaid program or create a health insurance exchange, placing the state with the highest percentage of people without insurance outside key parts of President Barack Obama's signature law.
The announcement makes Texas the most populous state that has rejected the provisions. Some 6.2 million people are without health insurance in Texas, or 24.6 percent of the state population, the highest percentage in the nation. California has more people without insurance but a lower percentage.
Perry joined fellow Republican governors of Florida, South Carolina, Wisconsin, Mississippi and Louisiana in rejecting the two provisions of the law, according to americanhealthline.com. They hope that November elections will result in Republicans winning the White House and enough seats in Congress to repeal the law.
(Excerpt) Read more at reuters.com ...
They would have to vacate their own ruling and rule that states must expand Medicaid.
"Wise Latinas" specialize in that stuff.
>> placing the state with the highest percentage of people without insurance outside key parts of President Barack Obama’s signature law.
No detectable bias there, eh? :-)
Good for our Governor, though!
As an aside... how I wish Gov. Perry, and not mittens, was to be running against Barky.
But, as they say down here, wish in one hand and spit in the other and see which one fills up the fastest. :-(
I'm sure this is a silly question, but what percentage of Texas citizens are without medical insurance? Why do I suspect that it is a whole lot less than 24.6%?
It's just insurance the feds are cramming down our throats... doesn't matter what we want mind you. It'll be their way only. Aholes.
And you prove in one question why no intelligent person trusts the MSM. One simple question and the media ran past it.
As simple as asking for college transcripts of Obama, or how did he get a Connecticut SSN.
The media won’t ask how many Citizens are uninsured, beccause that number is very low. Illegals swarm our ERs and absorb out welfare. So expect that to never be answered.
Don’t know the answer to your questions, but...
27% of Texans are under18.
“Why do I suspect that it is a whole lot less than 24.6%?”
Cause you’re forgettin a whole big ole segement of the “population”.
Bingo ... we have a winner, the word is “citizens”. The expansion of Medicaid was written expressly to cover illegal or undocumented or Mexicans or South Americans or whatever the hell you want to call them. Once you expand Medicaid, you can never go back and the Feds will (guaranteed) change the rules and decrease the funding. Look at the idiot states that grabbed the money lure to expand their unemployment insurance program .... they are deeply in debt to the Feds and can’t go back. For that percentage without Medicaid in Texas, please take a good look at moving to a state such as Mass, Il.,Californicate, NY, etc. to take care of your needs. They are states that are losing population and would love to have you.
Encourage everyone to go to the link and read the statements, such as:
“I will not be party to socializing healthcare and bankrupting my state in direct contradiction to our Constitution and our founding principles of limited government,” Perry said in a statement.
>> I’m sure this is a silly question, but what percentage of Texas citizens are without medical insurance?
Or medical care? Probably none.
The numbers Reuters claims likely reflects illegals.
” - - - Some 6.2 million people are without health insurance in Texas, or 24.6 percent of the state population, the highest percentage in the nation. California has more people without insurance but a lower percentage.”
The State and Federal Governments have nothing to do with insurance or delivering Medical procedures.
The Government exists to govern, not go into the cesspool of unlimited debt creation to “help” people.
I wanna move to Texas...
Based on first hand observance and experience in the health field in our part of Texas, you can make a WHOLE LOT of money by just seeing Medicaid patients for health and dental care. Lots of really wealthy dentists whose very busy practices are based primarily on income from Medicaid. It’s generally the Black and Hispanic kids in grade schools who have the perfect teeth. Rest of them, not so much because dental insurance for the rest of us is very expensive.
No one even knows for sure how many people we have in Texas any more because of the open border so whatever number they use should be considered bogus.
If you would get rid of just the restaurants and buildings where health/dental care of some sort is provided and just those people that work in these two areas, this would be a very desolate state.
You Got IT!
The Constitution has nothing to do with health care or insurance.
The “general welfare” clause is just that- a clause but not an Article. Nothing binding there.
To hell with these twisters!
That was one positive of the ruling. The Roberts court protected the states from coercion by the Feds. Wish that would happen in a hundred other cases.
Indeed. The Federal Government wants to force Texas to spend more money on health AND education, although much of the burden is owing to the presence of non-citizens.
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