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Saturday, July 25, 2009

Texas Gov. May Say "No" To Health Care; Texas Tops Nation in Uninsured

The governor of Texas has threatened a showdown with the Obama administration over the president’s proposals for healthcare reform, according to a published report.

Rick Perry — who is facing a reelection fight against fellow Texas Republican, Senator Kay Baily Hutchison, and 2006 gubernatorial candidate Kinky Friedman, who will attempt to run as a Democrat — made the remarks Thursday while speaking to Mark Davis, a conservative talk show host on Dallas station WBAP/820 AM, according to The Fort Worth Star-Telegram.

“I think you’ll hear states and governors standing up and saying ‘no’ to this type of encroachment on the states with their healthcare,” he reportedly said. “So my hope is that we never have to have that stand-up. But I’m certainly willing and ready for the fight if this administration continues to try to force their very expansive government philosophy down our collective throats.”

While the uninsured still have access to hospital emergency rooms should the need arise, but face being buried under a mountain of debt if they do.

Texas’ population has a higher percentage of uninsured citizens than any other state.

link: Raw Story » Texas Gov. threatens showdown over national healthcare


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