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Texas Joins Other States, Won't Expand Medicaid


Despite Barack Obama's push to socialize medicine and bankrupt the country, governors are starting to band together and say enough is enough. With the Supreme Court's Obamacare ruling as the guide, Texas is joining other states in refusing to expand it's Medicaid funding.

Texas Gov. Rick Perry said Monday his state won't expand Medicaid or set up an insurance exchange, joining a growing number of Republican governors who are rejecting two key parts of President Obama's health care law.

"I will not be party to socializing health care and bankrupting my state in direct contradiction to our Constitution and our founding principles of limited government," Mr. Perry said.

He joins more than half-dozen GOP governors who have already said they won't increase the size of their Medicaid programs to cover Americans up to 133 percent of the poverty level, after the Supreme Court upheld most of the law last month but said states could opt out of the Medicaid expansion.

Read the full story at The Washington Times

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  1. mbmbcsComment by mbmbcs
    July 10, 2012 @ 8:55 am

    Way to go Rick. Maybe if the Supreme Court had the backbone you and the rest of the governors had we would not have to stomach this idiot. Let’s hope others follow suit

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    • Gabrielle SymeComment by Gabrielle Syme
      July 10, 2012 @ 9:15 am

      Ah, but that was the bottom line of the SCOTUS decision: WE THE PEOPLE need to get a backbone. WE THE PEOPLE need to elect those who will uphold the Constitution, and get rid of those who won’t. WE THE PEOPLE must stop relying on the courts to fix the messes. After all, court intervention cuts both ways: in state after state, same-sex ‘marriage’ gets rejected, but the courts swoop down to overrule the will (and common sense) of the people.

      It is time for the citizens of this nation to have more autonomy. To free ourselves of non-elected judicial activist courts; to rid ourselves of professional politicians who answer only to PACs and lobbyists; to declare our independence from an over-reaching federal government as our Founding Fathers intended. That is how I understand the SCOTUS decision.

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  2. mbmbcsComment by mbmbcs
    July 10, 2012 @ 9:42 am

    How about just voting for a person because of his/her qualification and not just because of his/her color. Or looking past a person’s color to see their character. Pretty sick when a person’s only reason for voting for someone is the color of ones skin and could care less about the rest. People should vote for the candidate that offers the correct decisions, rather than by the color of the skin.

    Look at people like Samuel L. Jackson who only voted for President Barack Obama because of the color of his skin. His remarks “I voted for Barack because he was black. ’Cuz that’s why other folks vote for other people — because they look like them,”
    Jackson said. Real smart right.

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