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Perry: Don’t Blame Texas For The Failure Of Obamacare

Posted By admin On November 7, 2013 @ 5:45 am In U.S. News | Comments Disabled

news4sanantonio.com [1]
November 7, 2013

DALLAS, Texas — President Barack Obama stopped by the Lone Star State Wednesday. He spoke to volunteers in Dallas about the Affordable Care Act, encouraging Texas to participate in the federal health insurance marketplace created under the law.

“I know that sometimes this task is especially challenging here in the great Lone Star State,” Obama said to laughter. “But I think all of you understand that there’s no state that actually needs this more than Texas.”

Perry shot back, accusing Obama in a statement of trying to “salvage his ill-conceived and unpopular program from a Titanic fate.”

“Texans aren’t the reason Obamacare is crumbling,” Perry said. “Obamacare is the reason Obamacare is crumbling.”

Governor Rick Perry issued a statement following the president’s remarks promoting Obamacare:

“President Obama deceived the American people by promising that anyone who liked their health care plan could keep it, but millions of Americans are now discovering that simply isn’t true. Now, he’s coming to Texas in a desperate attempt to salvage his ill-conceived and unpopular program from a Titanic fate by preaching expansion of the same Medicaid system he himself admits is broken. In Texas, where Medicaid already consumes a quarter of the state budget, we simply need the flexibility to implement fundamental, state-specific reforms to our Medicaid program, instead of a one-size-fits-all Washington mandate, before it bankrupts our state. Mr. President, Texans aren’t the reason Obamacare is crumbling; Obamacare is the reason Obamacare is crumbling.”

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[2] Perry: Texas won’t expand Medicaid: http://www.prisonplanet.com/perry-texas-wont-expand-medicaid.html

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