Skip to comments.Obama to pressure Perry on health care during Texas visit
Posted on 11/06/2013 10:03:37 AM PST by ColdOne
President Barack Obama plans to call on Texas Gov. Rick Perry one of the most prominent Obamacare foes in the country - to follow the lead of a handful of other Republican governors and agree to the expansion of Medicaid in the state as he visits Dallas on Wednesday.
"This isnt a political issue. This is about making sure people where they live have access to good quality, affordable health care," White House deputy senior adviser for communications and strategy David Simas said Tuesday as he previewed the president's trip.
Obama will ask Perry and the Republican majority in the Texas Legislature to join with fellow Republicans in Arizona, Ohio and Michigan to expand Medicaid. Texas leaders, Simas said, should "put politics aside and not deny people health care out of ideology or politics."
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The federal subsidies for states that expand medicare are time limited. When the subsidies end, the states will have to pick up the added costs and raise taxes to do it.
Remember when Clinton was given a military jacket that was too small? Gov. Perry should give Obama a cowboy hat that’s way too large, since Obama is all hat and no cattle!
As for the quality health care, what a joke! People on Medicaid have worse outcomes than people with no insurance at all. Government programs always fail. They can’t even run the VA, what on earth makes people think the government can provide health care for 300 million people?
Perry will tell him to shove his owebamacare up his Mom-jeans a$$!
Yes. Which is why the smart states did not participate.
Coming soon to a state near you.
This pile of money is too much for some pols that have needs now and figure they will be out of office 3-4 years from now anyway. The citizens are doomed either way.
All part of the Dems “Turn Texas Blue” strategy. Get the takers and minorities all riled-up against Perry.
Obama to pressure Perry
That sounds like something the doctor tells you in the course of a certain exam; “Okay, your going to feel a little pressure”.
Is that what Obummer has in mind with our governor?
I think the moron in chief is barking up the wrong tree here!
I see additional refining capacity, ease of environmental laws and keystone in Texas’ future.
Then the sellout.
He has a lot of nerve setting foot in Dallas.
I’ll consider it....when you start telling the truth
After all, Obama is such a friend to Texas. There are very few of us who will forget his refusal to provide disaster relief after the awful wildfires a couple of years ago.
And he and Perry are such good friends. /s/
I find it disturbing that Barry0 would make a trip to Texas in November. Especially this November. Just not a good idea, and I’ll be glad when the visit is over.
Is it courage, or ignorance, or the Messiah complex?
Yeah, especially in November.....
Not to mention O siccing the EPA on us.
I seem to recall a visit to Texas by a Democrat president in the month November that didn’t go so well. Hmmm ....
Nobody who has ever run even a little micro-business like mine could have entertained such a notion.
No, you have to be an elite living in a suburban bubble or an idiot low-information voter living in the ghetto to ever have thought such a thing could work.
Add forty million new insured with ZERO infrastructure build-out. Increase demand but forget about increasing supply. Yeah, that's just gotta drive down costs.
And now they want to add another 20 million or so illegal immigrants to the roster.
Miserable, bottom-feeding Democract scumbag morons.
As if "health insurance" is the same thing as "healthcare." Hey, Rats, the latter is an actual service, the former is a payment and risk-allocation system for the latter. They're not the same.
What sort of fool could ever have even imagined that they were?