Skip to comments.Rick Perry Wanted Bi-National Health Insurance With Mexico
Posted on 08/27/2011 10:53:16 PM PDT by Right Wingnut 2
I just read the text of Rick Perry's remarks to the Border Summit on Aug, 21st 2001. How in the hell is this stuff slipping through the cracks without a single mention in the conservative press? If this had been Obama, Sean Hannity would have been talking about it 24/7 during the last presidential campaign.
There are many passages in the speech that are of great concern to me, but this one really caught my attention.
...Legislation authored by border legislators Pat Haggerty and Eddie Lucio establishes an important study that will look at the feasibility of bi-national health insurance. This study recognizes that the Mexican and U.S. sides of the border compose one region, and we must address health care problems throughout that region. Thats why I am also excited that Texas Secretary of State Henry Cuellar is working on an initiative that could extend the benefits of telemedicine to individuals living on the Mexican side of the border....
Does Rick Perry still support an international health insurance program such as the one he laid out in his speech that day? Will someone in the media please ask him before it's too late?
You can read the entire text of Perry's speech HERE
I have a friend that closely follows politics and lives in Texas- he cannot believe how Perry is being hyped as being sooo conservative, he told me to really check him out because he thought we would be very disappointed when we know more about him...especially on the border issues.
He's talking about providing telemedicine (doctors consulting with Mexican doctors for sick Texans in Mexico), or to help diagnose outbreaks of diseases near the border before they erupt and infect our shores.
Oooooh! Scary stuff. How dare he be concerned about the border-related issues we're dealing with in our State. What a tyrant!
I'm soooo sick and tired of uninformed bloggers bashing Perry, in general, and Texas, in particular.
I really don’t give a rat’s a**. I am NOT voting for Romney and Bachman is too weak over all. If Sarah doesn’t run, I will vote for Perry in the primary, if he wins the nomination then he gets my vote in the General.
THIS, I didn’t know. I’m actually shocked as to the extent of Perry’s disregard for American Sovereignty. And the US taxpayer can pay for Mexicans in Mexico, too - no problemo! Just goes to show that when the liberals get together for these summits, all manner of outrageousness ensues.
I knew he was bad, but this is above and beyond!
Facts, context and timliness are out of the question with the bashers. If you expect more, save your breath. 2001. LOL. Their sources are all but dried up. Desperation breeds contempt and the evidence is all around us. Perry is bang on. Now, if we can just bump Romney to the cheap seats too.
This was 10 years ago. He will be asked about it.
How about this? I LIVE in Texas. Have for years. Is Perry the quintessential ROCK STAR CONSERVATIVE?
No, he's not.
But I am disgusted with folks who don't know SHIT about our State bashing it with outright lies to promote their own agenda.
Texas is most definitely unique. We deal with a lot of stuff the "NOT-TEXAS" states don't have to. Border violence, gangs, drugs, mass immigration, legal border crossings, diseases coming up over the border, and more.
In SPITE of all this, we are still kicking ass and taking names, balancing our budget, running a ridiculously low debt to GDP ratio (and it another ignorant POS repeats the same lie about "Perry ran up the debt" it just tells me they don't know SQUAT about self-satisfying bonds or Texas law).
Why shouldn't our insurance be accepted for folks traveling into Mexico? Why SHOULDN'T Mexico help pick up the hospital tabs for the folks we treat here? Unless you prefer that TEXANS continue to pay the bill?
Perry’s words: “...Bi-National health insurance...”
Did you catch that part?
Disregard? Are you serious?
Who do you think is picking up the tab now for Mexicans treated in Texas hopsitals? TEXANS ARE.
I know, it's a super crazy idea, completely wacko, to expect MEXICO to help pay for the medical bills of Mexicans. Ridiculous, huh?
You posted a colorful photo fact about which the PB’s couldn’t care less. Perry Bashers. They are busy rooting deep and low looking for nit seeds. So far, it’s been hopeless.
If you know more about this, I wish you would share- I really am trying to find out more about Perry especially on the border issues. I realize all candidates have their fans and want to dish on others but I really want to be informed.
Did you catch the part about how Texans are already footing the bill to treat these people, and have been for years?
Oh, so getting Mexico to pay their fair share is too much to ask, huh?
The Rick Perry patrol will tell you that Rick Perry is he only candidate. So it doesn’t matter what his actions are. All the negatives against him, whether they’re videos/audio/ or transcripts of his own words are simply untrue smear tactics.
Don’t be a troll just submit! He’s the only Democrat that we can run against Obama.
I tried to quickly research this, but whoever is spreading this crap clogged up google with it.....So I am assuming it is Ron Paul or Ronny spreading bs again
Reading the text, the bi-national sounds like a call for health insurance that would be good on either side of the border. It doesn’t say government .. and based on the people involved .. I believe it is private.
As you know, Mexico has no national health care system and most get health care through their work.
Based on the amount of effort in messing up Google, I would have to say this is definitely some kind of attack on Perry.
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He is *also* talking about “bi-national health insurance.” Nice try.
“THIS, I didnt know. Im actually shocked as to the extent of Perrys disregard for American Sovereignty. And the US taxpayer can pay for Mexicans in Mexico, too - no problemo!”
Really? Where did you see “taxpayer” in this (other than the initial study to see if INSURANCE was feasible)? The study was designed to see if Texas companies could sell insurance in Mexico and get the Mexican government to pay for costs when their people visited here. There are thousands of people who cross the border legally every day to shop and work. This study had ZERO to do with illegals, medicare, medicaid, social security, or taxpayers.
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