Skip to comments.When Rick Perry Praised HillaryCare (1993)
Posted on 09/03/2011 4:15:57 PM PDT by Tempest
So what does a complete review of Perry's record reveal? As it turns out, he sent a letter during his tenure as Texas Agricultural Commissioner that praised Hillary Clinton's 1993 health care reform efforts. "I think your efforts in trying to reform the nation's health care system are most commendable," he wrote. "I would like to request that the task force give particular consideration to the needs of the nation's farmers... Rural populations have a high proportion of uninsured people, rising health care costs, and often experience lack of services." He concluded by noting, "your efforts are worthy, and I hope you will remember this constituency as the task force progresses. Please do not hesitate to contact me if I can be of any assistance."
Dan Amira at New York magazine dismisses the story and mocks the Daily Caller for publishing it. "He didn't even say anything about the substance of Clinton's health-care reform plan," Amira writes, "just that it was 'commendable' to try to reform the system in some way, which is hardly controversial."
Clinton's efforts were widely criticized by Republicans at the time, and the substance of her reforms obviously constituted a substantial federal intervention into health care, the very thing Perry now claims is obviously unconstitutional and ruinous to liberty. (And yes, Clinton's plan did call for both an employer mandate to provide health care and an individual mandate to be covered.)
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The Perrybots will be here soon to try to deny the fact that the Clintons healthcare reform plan was a cornerstone of the Clinton campaign and thatr everyone and his dof already kneew of what the principal policies would consist of.
They will lie to your face because they worship false idols.
This is not good for Perry.
. Guard the Borders!! .... "Gard a sil?"
That’s nothing. Right after he was elected, Margaret Thatcher said in a TV interview that she liked Jimmy Carter because he was “a conservative with a small ‘c’.”
Oh not this B.S. Again. Temp. Why you keep on bringing up proven crap to try to make your case?
A transparent attempt to curry favor with the Clinton admin....Perry has no shame...
Since Jul 6, 2011....
He signs a formal letter to Hillary Clinton, *Rick*.
Perhaps he also knew her personally at the time.
Perry and Hillarycare? Four words. Tort reform in Texas. Perry has done more to protect doctors and traditional health care in Texas with tort reform than any previous governor. Just ask the personal injury trial lawyers in Texas. Wonder why the Atlantic didn’t mention that?
That said, I hope Palin runs.
And this was YEARS after RINO Mitt Perry was supposed to have become a Republican.
I’ll bet his constituents were glad he was looking out for them. After all, that’s why they voted him into office.
The kitty cracks me up.
Sounds like he was begging for rural public hospitals
And you think this is going to torpedo Perry's campaign some 18 years later?
Is it that you really hate Perry or that you just love Sarah that much?
I love Sarah too, but give the attacks a rest.
Just waiting with bated breath for you to resort to the "newbie" accusation...check it out.
That same mentality is why he took billions in stimulus money after trying to convince everyone he was opposed to it.
since sometime in April 1998
I am sick of Tempest attacking Perry. Why in the heck are we eating our own?
This letter pretty much says, hey y’all lets give universal healthcare to the entire world...(attemptin my texican talk so the perritos can qien sabe)