Monday, July 9, 2012

Perry defiant on Medicaid scheme in Obamacare

Austin – With 6.2 million people who have no medical insurance, Texas will refuse to create a health care exchange or add new clients to the Medicaid roles, Gov. Rick Perry said today.

Calling Medicaid a failure, Gov. Perry declared that everone is able “to have access to health care.”

Adding millions of new clients to the Medicaid rolls “is not unlike adding a thousand people to the Titanic,” according to the Governor.

The federal requirement is part of the Affordable Care Act of 2010, which the U.S. Supreme Court declared constitutional last week. Each state will be required to create a health care exchange from which the uninsured may choose health care plans, or opt for inclusion on the Medicaid rolls, if qualified.

The state government should have a voice in the decision, according to Gov. Perry.

He vowed to voice his opposition in a letter to the federal government that he is writing today.

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