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Texas ignores administrationís threats, cuts off Medicaid to abortion providers
The Daily Caller ^ | 2/24/2012 | Caroline May -

Posted on 02/24/2012 4:35:47 PM PST by blueyon

The Lone Star state is reminding the Obama administration of it’s unofficial motto: “Don’t mess with Texas.”

On Thursday, Texas Health and Human Services Commissioner Thomas Suehs signed a rule at the behest of lawmakers and Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott that will formally ban Planned Parenthood affiliates and other abortion providers from participating in Texas’ Women’s Health Program.

The administration had threatened to revoke federal funding from the state-federal Medicaid program if Texas went through with the ban.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: abortion; medicaid; obama; prolife
This will be interesting to watch
1 posted on 02/24/2012 4:36:00 PM PST by blueyon
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To: blueyon
Every State should examine its people's preferences and then enact legislation accordingly, ignoring illegitimate federal over reaching. Let the feds come and storm the state and cram unpopular and harmful diktats down their throats. Watch that state go republican in the Fall.
2 posted on 02/24/2012 4:41:27 PM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: blueyon

Gotta love Texas!


3 posted on 02/24/2012 4:43:02 PM PST by ought-six ( Multiculturalism is national suicide, and political correctness is the cyanide capsule.)
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To: blueyon

I have to wonder why any state is getting federal money for medical spending in the first place. (After all, the federal money comes from exactly the same place as the state money.)

I would think that the money saved by not funneling funds to pseudo-medical facilities like PP would cover a lot of the federal funding they stand to lose.


4 posted on 02/24/2012 4:44:27 PM PST by exDemMom (Now that I've finally accepted that I'm living a bad hair life, I'm more at peace with the world.)
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To: blueyon

I have to wonder why any state is getting federal money for medical spending in the first place. (After all, the federal money comes from exactly the same place as the state money.)

I would think that the money saved by not funneling funds to pseudo-medical facilities like PP would cover a lot of the federal funding they stand to lose.


5 posted on 02/24/2012 4:44:38 PM PST by exDemMom (Now that I've finally accepted that I'm living a bad hair life, I'm more at peace with the world.)
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To: blueyon

Texas shows us that if Obama can ignore the Constitution, then Texas can ignore Obama.


6 posted on 02/24/2012 4:44:49 PM PST by COBOL2Java (Mitt Romney is SEVERELY conservative - and I'm SEVERELY against giving him my vote!)
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To: blueyon

Good on em’


7 posted on 02/24/2012 4:45:41 PM PST by pallis
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To: blueyon

he wrote a rule. Voila...... Planned Parenthood defunded

It is just so easy


8 posted on 02/24/2012 4:46:50 PM PST by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 ..... Crucifixion is coming)
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To: COBOL2Java

That would be a good bumper-sticker, IGNORE HIM with his weasel logo as the ‘O’ in IGNORE.


9 posted on 02/24/2012 4:51:41 PM PST by txhurl
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To: blueyon
Tough luck, suckers.


10 posted on 02/24/2012 4:53:25 PM PST by clearcarbon
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To: ought-six

More states need to stand up to the feds on many things. Let the power devolve to the people like it is supposed to be. God Bless Texas.

Alabama-We Dare Defend Our Rights!


11 posted on 02/24/2012 4:58:43 PM PST by Himyar
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To: blueyon

More states need to stand up to the Federal Government like this.


12 posted on 02/24/2012 11:38:46 PM PST by DNA.2012
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