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Perry doubles down against ObamaCare's Medicaid expansion
The Hill ^ | April 1, 2013 | Elise Viebeck -

Posted on 04/01/2013 4:38:44 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) doubled down Monday in his opposition to expanding Medicaid under President Obama's healthcare law, even though opposing it could cost his state $90 billion.

At a press conference where he was flanked by other conservatives, Perry argued expanding the health insurance program for the poor would make Texas “hostage” to the federal government.

“It would benefit no one in our state to see their taxes skyrocket and our economy crushed as our budget crumbled under the weight of oppressive Medicaid costs,” Perry said at the state capitol.

States can choose whether or not to allow the federal expansion of Medicaid under the Supreme Court’s decision last year to uphold ObamaCare.....

(Excerpt) Read more at thehill.com ...


TOPICS: Texas; Issues; Parties; State and Local
KEYWORDS: affordablecareact; cruz; medicaid; obamacare; perry; rickperry; tedcruz; texas

1 posted on 04/01/2013 4:38:44 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I hope so, if Texas falls....(sounds so serious) we all fall.
Not sure why any conservative (self proclaimed) would cave.


2 posted on 04/01/2013 4:43:09 PM PDT by svcw (Why is one cell on another planet considered life, and in the womb it is not.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

How could it cost them 90 billion dollars? Is that over a 20-year period?


3 posted on 04/01/2013 4:43:13 PM PDT by CharlesWayneCT
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

No one fights harder for states rights than Perry.

He will be demonized for this as not caring for the poor.


4 posted on 04/01/2013 4:46:55 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: mylife

The poor? Try illegal aliens ...

This is the elephant in the room. How else would costs go up so dramatically? We’ve got millions of them streaming in, having kids, and their kids need more care, too.


5 posted on 04/01/2013 4:49:01 PM PDT by LibsRJerks
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To: LibsRJerks

And the federal gov has the door proped wide open.


6 posted on 04/01/2013 4:50:16 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

finally, a conservative governor with balls enough to tell the feds eff U on obozo care. I think we ought to take the whole damned nation and name it Texahoma since Texas and Oklahoma seem to be the only two states willing to stand up against the out of control fed under this tyrannical obozo hussein regime


7 posted on 04/01/2013 4:53:23 PM PDT by drypowder
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
I would make the point that there is no such thing as a free lunch especially when it comes to Medicaid expansion.

1. Where do the Federal Funds come from? Borrowed from China, or provided by the citizens of each state increased taxes. The Governors should be encouraging fiscal responsibility, not more spending in a system that is already unaffordable.

2. The Federal Funds are only for a limited time, leaving the states to figure out how to balance their budget deficit created by the withdrawal of Federal Funds.

3.It is a ridiculous waste of money to send dollars to the Federal Government where much of it goes to support Government Bureaucracy. It is more efficient to keep the money with in the state to begin with. (ie get back to the 10th amendment).

8 posted on 04/01/2013 5:08:36 PM PDT by greeneyes (Moderation in defense of your country is NO virtue. Let Freedom Ring.)
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To: mylife

There was a Perry thread here the other day, and I actually saw a conservative repeat the disgusting leftwing slander that Perry is a queer.

Unbelievable.


9 posted on 04/01/2013 5:14:02 PM PDT by CatherineofAragon (Support Christian white males---the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization)
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To: CatherineofAragon

They never stop.


10 posted on 04/01/2013 5:15:58 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: CatherineofAragon

I was shocked Cain picked up on the niggerhead thing.

He was dead to me after that.


11 posted on 04/01/2013 5:20:06 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: mylife
"I was shocked Cain picked up on the niggerhead thing.

He was dead to me after that."

Ditto. I lost whatever use I had for him.

12 posted on 04/01/2013 5:42:14 PM PDT by CatherineofAragon (Support Christian white males---the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

A couple of points:

First, people that know me, know that I HATED the idea of Perry becoming president, due to numerous positions, starting with Illegals and Sex Vaccines for little girls. But I DEFINITELY support and respect him here. He’s taking a lot of heat, and he deserves the support of every one of us for doing what’s right.

Second, this is an EXPANSION of the Medicaid program - all he is doing is keeping the way it has been under the first 4+ years of Obama, and 8 years under Clinton, and 4 years under Carter. If Perry is “heartless” (to use his debate term here), then so were those Democrat Heroes.


13 posted on 04/01/2013 5:44:42 PM PDT by BobL (Look up "CSCOPE" if you want to see something really scary)
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To: CatherineofAragon

Is that before or after you slandered Cain?


14 posted on 04/01/2013 5:49:33 PM PDT by JCBreckenridge (Texas is a state of mind - Steinbeck)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I think Perry just climbed a peg or two.


15 posted on 04/01/2013 5:50:15 PM PDT by stevem
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To: JCBreckenridge

Elaborate.


16 posted on 04/01/2013 6:21:53 PM PDT by CatherineofAragon (Support Christian white males---the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization)
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To: svcw

I hope Texas will secede before that even happens. And before it becomes to infested with California transplants.


17 posted on 04/01/2013 6:46:30 PM PDT by ObozoMustGo2012
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To: ObozoMustGo2012

37% of those under 19 in Texas are on Medicaid.
They aren’t seceding from anything.


18 posted on 04/01/2013 6:51:32 PM PDT by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

He keeps this up I might have reconcider not voting for him next time.


19 posted on 04/01/2013 7:20:08 PM PDT by bgill
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To: CharlesWayneCT

It’s set up so that the Federal gov’t will pay a lot initially, then in a few years the State will be on the hook. Smart move for the future of Texas to refuse it as most of the politicians taking it must be thinking about their short term elections.


20 posted on 04/01/2013 7:26:55 PM PDT by Rusty0604
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To: greeneyes

#3 is what I used to try to explain to CA libs that complained about sending so much money to the Federal Gov’t. I would ask them if they could keep the money sent to the Fed that is supposed to be local anyway wouldn’t that help CA budget? Since most of them are commes and believe in central gov’t, it went over their heads.


21 posted on 04/01/2013 7:33:42 PM PDT by Rusty0604
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To: ObozoMustGo2012

The people leaving California are generally conservatives, who are sick to death of liberals.


22 posted on 04/01/2013 7:39:53 PM PDT by svcw (Why is one cell on another planet considered life, and in the womb it is not.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Good for Perry! Love that he was surrounded by a group of conservatives, including Sen. Ted Cruz, when he made this latest statement.

Take that, lily-livered John Zerwas (RINO-TX) - who's pressuring Perry to expand Medicaid. Zerwas wants the HHS Commissioner to be *empowered* to make *reforms* to Medicaid.

23 posted on 04/01/2013 7:49:12 PM PDT by Jane Long (Background checks? Dandy idea, Mr. President. Shoulda started with yours. - Sarah Palin)
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To: mylife

” - - - Perry argued expanding the health insurance program for the poor would make Texas “hostage” to the federal government. - - - - “

Send “the poor” back to Mexico.


24 posted on 04/01/2013 8:40:52 PM PDT by Graewoulf (Traitor John Roberts' Commune-Style Obama'care' violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: Graewoulf

Don’t get me started.


25 posted on 04/01/2013 8:45:42 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: JCBreckenridge

Cain sucks


26 posted on 04/01/2013 8:48:23 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: nascarnation
37% of those under 19 in Texas are on Medicaid. They aren’t seceding from anything.

As soon as amnesty passes - which Perry is all for - the state will be purple, maybe even blue.
27 posted on 04/02/2013 10:02:02 AM PDT by yorkiemom
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To: svcw
The people leaving California are generally conservatives, who are sick to death of liberals.

Exactly. I don't see why otherwise-intelligent people here don't get this. White flight has been going on for some time now from CA - and it is the conservative producers that are leaving. Why would a liberal leave their utopia? Most states should be thrilled to have people with money and conservative values move in.

When I traveled to KY and TN this summer, and told everyone I talked to that I was on a relocation trip because we were escaping CA - they were very positive about having us move there. They knew we wouldn't be escaping if we were liberals and that we'd bring our resouces to be used in their state. Smart people - and also very kind and have adorable accents.
28 posted on 04/02/2013 10:05:11 AM PDT by yorkiemom
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To: yorkiemom

LOL it’s California, New Jersey, and Wisconsin with accents. We talk normally ‘round here ;)


29 posted on 04/03/2013 3:23:42 AM PDT by Principled
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