Not to double-post on Light29ID’s post, but the whole statement of Governor Perry’s is as truly Texan as anything can be, so we have to link to it in full.
In the ObamaCare plan, the federal government sought to force the states to expand their Medicaid programs by, in the words of the Supreme Court – putting a gun to their heads. Now
that the “gun to the head” has been removed, please relay this message to the President: I oppose both the expansion of Medicaid as provided in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act
and the creation of a so-called “state” insurance exchange, because both represent brazen intrusions into the sovereignty of our state.
And you really, really don’t want to brazenly intrude on the sovereignty of the Republic of Texas. We’re like to become downright uncivil at some point if it goes on for too long. Only saying this because you and your master don’t seem too burdened by book learning, which you might want to remedy at some point.
I stand proudly with the growing chorus of governors who reject the PPACA power grab. Thank God and our nation’s founders that we have the right to do so.
Not to mention the duty. Look that up as well, ma’am.
Neither a”state” exchange nor the expansion of Medicaid under the Orwellian-named PPACA would result in better “patient protection” or in more “affordable care.” What they would do is make Texas a mere appendage of the federal government when it comes to health care.
We leave the being appendages to y’all up in DC. ‘Cept we call y’all “appendices” since we all know that y’all are there, but try as we might we haven’t yet found out what the use for y’all is.
The PPACA does not truly allow states to create and operate their own exchanges. Instead, it gives the federal government the final say as to which insurance plans can operate in a so-called “state” exchange, what benefits those plans must provide, and what price controls and cost limits will apply. It leaves many questions to be answered later through federal “future rulemaking.” In short, it essentially treats the states like subcontractors through which the federal government can control the insurance markets and pursue federal priorities rather than those of the individual states.
Tenth Amendment. Have you even READ it? Add that to your mandatory reading list, ma’am.
Through its proposed expansion of Medicaid, the PPACA would simply enlarge a broken system that is already financially unsustainable. Medicaid is a system of inflexible mandates, one-size-fits-all requirements, and wasteful, bureaucratic inefficiencies.
Or, as we call it down here: “Washington DC.”
Expanding it as the PPACA provides would only exacerbate the failure of the current system, and would threaten even Texas with financial ruin.
And we’ve so far managed to survive anything you no-good bureaucrat weasels have thrown at us, which is quite a bit. We’re just pointing out that maybe you ought to quit flinging shit at us or we might just start flinging some shit of our own back in your general direction. At high velocities.
I look forward to implementing health care solutions that are right for the people of Texas. I urge you to support me in that effort. In the meantime, the PPACA’s unsound encroachments
will find no foothold here.
Bless your heart.