Rick Perry: ‘Texans Wanted’ People To Be Uninsured
Political Wire points to Rick Perry’s statement in New Hampshire.
Perry proposed repeal of the Affordable Care Act, which he called “another example of one-size-fits-all coming out of Washington, D.C.” And he noted that Texas chose not to participate in Medicaid expansion.
“Texas has been criticized for having a large number of uninsured,” he said, “but that’s what Texans wanted. They did not want a large government program forcing everyone to purchase insurance.” But he said Texans passed in 2003 a constitutional amendment that brought “the most sweeping tort reform in the nation. And the result of that is that there are now 35,000 more licensed physicians in Texas.”
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Mike February 12th, 2015 at 12:12 pm
35,000 more physicians who millions of Texans can’t afford to use…
Mainah February 12th, 2015 at 12:27 pm
Crap. I should have scrolled down. You beat me to it. lol
Hirightnow February 12th, 2015 at 12:15 pm
“35,000 more licensed physicians in Texas”
…does that include Andrew Wakefield?
Gindy51 February 12th, 2015 at 12:18 pm
Liar. WTF would you know about what the average Texan wants. All you care about is what your big money donors want, fucking asshole.
fancypants February 12th, 2015 at 12:19 pm
“Texas has been criticized for having a large number of uninsured,” he said, “but that’s what Texans wanted
No sh** governor
as apposed to the citizens who tried to sign up for coverage ? can we have those #s or is it classified information ….
Mainah February 12th, 2015 at 12:26 pm
Great. So that’s 3500 more doctors that Texan’s can’t go see. ayuh.
Warman1138 February 12th, 2015 at 2:28 pm
Rick has an awfully large amount of flame retardant in those britches he’s wearing.
Gindy51 February 12th, 2015 at 3:10 pm
Yeah sure idiot, that’s why enrollment in the exchange is going gangbusters in TX. Fucking idiot.
Denise February 12th, 2015 at 3:23 pm
The idiot speaks! He has insurance, but nobody else can have it. Disgusting! Just disgusting!
craig7120 February 12th, 2015 at 5:19 pm
Holy cow! Ok, now he’s just showing off, your move Ms Palin. All that’s missing is 2 snaps and head twirl.
wpadon February 12th, 2015 at 6:34 pm
Now the bad and incompetent doctors are in Texas thanks to his tort reform.. Thanks Rick for making it safer for me and my family here in Pa.
Roctuna February 12th, 2015 at 7:05 pm
Readers will not be surprised to find that the reality is somewhat different from Ricky-Bobby’s description. Very interesting link in this story about the true impact on the number of doctors.
Candide Thirtythree February 12th, 2015 at 7:37 pm
So he just lied out his ass and no one challenged him?
Boehner-Monkey February 12th, 2015 at 8:05 pm
Wasn’t there some controversy about a racist name of a ranch he had? Something like “Stupidassfullofcrapredneck-Head Ranch” or something like that?
fancypants February 12th, 2015 at 9:33 pm
I know there was an idiot who owned a ranch called Bocephus
but no one has seen him since he was kicked off MNF
Angelo_Frank February 13th, 2015 at 9:37 am
The man is a lying twit. Get off the stage Rick before you hurt yourself or somebody else.
rg9rts February 13th, 2015 at 10:42 am
Let his wife speak…she makes more sense
rg9rts February 13th, 2015 at 10:41 am
Bet he has his butt insured!