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.
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The Federal Government does not have the police power, at least not on given by the Constitutions, but Roberts would have us believe there is. A state can require health insurance, which is Romneys best defence of what he did. But as the United States is not a unitary state, nor a monarchy like Canada and the UK, nothing in the Constitution gives the Congress such a power.
I agree with your assessment.
The individual States could require it under the 10th; but that is hardly the issue...
What a mess!
Have you noticed that Liberals in “both” parties always gravitate to the most unsolvable problems? And the longest lived tax opportunity?
Teenage smoking, (Zipper-Boy), Hilly”care,” etc.
Liberals have long been infatuated with Parliamentary Government, because they long for centralized power. Parliamentary government is really monarchy whether there is a crowned head or not. The French Republic is monarchical even though it has no king. Canada and Australia are monarchies and will be even if they no long recognize the Queen. Our States are different in concept and history than Canadian provinces. One reason why Texas is so hated is that we HAVE a strong sense of separate identity, as Virginia and others once had. Liberals hate this, because they want to make Washington the Paris of America.
The difference is that Massachusetts has the legitimate authority to do such a thing. Congress does not: yet, the Chief Justice has just said they do.
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Maybe they will still say no! The supreme wimps are not the final say of our nations policies! Never were meant to be.
Well, it may be bad policy and still be law. That is why Scalia mentioned slavery in connection with the Arizona case. It may have been bad policy, but even Lincoln acknowledged that a state had a right to institute it.
Well, in Casey the Court just basically said that Blackmuns opinion was piss poor. But they chose not to overturn the DECISION. A majority of the Court could still decide to reverse the decisions and somehow just ignore what Roberts has said. Of course, with him on the Court, if they did reverse without his consent, he might as well resign. I think the SOB hopes that the dissenters will soon disappear. He has a vested interest in Obamas reelection and/or his succession by a non- conservative.
Thank you Perry! Now I can tell the Feds to stuff it if they try to force me to pay for abortion and contraception! :D
This was the very polite version of Texas saying cram it up your cram hole. Now if we don't win in November and repeal Obama care we might hear a less polite version of that message.
It might go something like this. Obama care STOPS at the border of Texas. Accept this kindly or we might just deal with you the same way we deal with a foolish batter that charges the mound.
Speaking the truth is not the same as arguing for it. A state can do anything allowed in its state constitution. It's the federal government that is limited by the US constitution. That's simply a fact.
Unfortunately, Texas in the only state with authority to do all of this. The Republic of Texas, a soverign nation, joined the Union with a treaty. It was the only state to do so. The treaty says that it can also leave if it wants to.
Aaaahhh,never mind.Arguing with you is like arguing with my pet goldfish.Same result.
P.S.,Osama Obama sends hugs and kisses.
Because you are not stupid.
What the article doesn't tell you is that the illegals they are counting in this bogus staticstic are not even covered by the law, and in fact, are specifically exempted. (So as to make them even more cost competitive against actual citizens.
Hopefully by then we will have the balls & guns to tell Traitor Roberts & friends where they can stick their unconstitutional edicts.
Liberty or Death!
“”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.”
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%?”
Whether there is a distinction or not, I am one of that 6.2 million and I wish to stay that way until I choose,(not the government) otherwise!
A man has the right to decide how to spend his own money, and manage(or not manage) his own health.
Indeed looking at the obesity rates in Texas and the rest of these united States it seems rather clear that that many of us prefer to live with more health risk.
Y’all can go to hell Washington! I’ve gone to Texas where freedom still means something.
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