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Top Texas Republicans Unite Against Obama Medicaid Expansion

FalconFlight Wrote: Apr 03, 2013 1:54 PM
Then they can wait for the insurance exchange to get set up and they'll receive federal subsidies to defray the costs of insurance.
Texas' top Republicans Gov. Rick Perry and U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz and John Cornyn teamed up Monday to oppose expanding Medicaid services in the state.

Each leader slammed Medicaid, which is run jointly by federal and state officials, as an example of government overreach.

Governor Perry told the Obama administration to keep their money and argued expanding the health insurance program for the poor would make Texas “hostage” to the federal government.

“In 2009 President Obama himself called Medicaid a broken system,” Perry said at the state capitol. “Medicaid expansion is, simply put, a misguided and ultimately doomed...