July 9, 2012
Texas Governor Rick Perry said Monday that Texas will not implement key portions of President Obama’s healthcare legislation, despite the Supreme Court’s recent ruling upholding the constitutionality of the law.
Perry sent a letter Monday morning to Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, saying he has “no intention” of either implementing a state health insuranceexchange or expanding Medicaid, two provisions that are incorporated into the federal law.
“If anyone had any doubt, we wanted to put it clearly to bed that Texas wasn’t going to be a part of expanding socializing of our medicine,” he said in an exclusive interview with Fox News. “We’re not going to participate in any exchanges, we’re not going to expand Medicaid – we’re just not going to be a part of, again, socializing healthcare in the state of Texas.”
- Dear Governors, Rick Perry Joins Governors Scott, Jindal, and Haley Showing You The Way (redstate.com)
- Perry: Texas Won’t Comply With ObamaCare (politics.blogs.foxnews.com)
- Perry Says NO-bamacare for Texas (blogs.dallasobserver.com)
- Perry Becomes the Latest Governor to Tell Hhs to Shove Obamacare (healthcarebs.com)
- Texas to ObamaCare: “Bend over!” (teapartywit.com)
- Texas Gov. Rick Perry: ObamaCare will “find no foothold here” (hotair.com)
- Gov. Rick Perry Says Texas Won’t Implement Portions of ‘Obamacare’ (news92fm.com)
- Gov. Perry tells Sebelius to “relay this message to the President”: Texas rejects expansion of Medicaid (trailblazersblog.dallasnews.com)
- Rick Perry says Obamacare ‘will find no foothold’ in Texas (redalertpolitics.com)
- Texas, Where 25% Are Uninsured, Opts Out of Medicaid Expansion (theatlanticwire.com)