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Medicaid Expansion Hater Rick Perry Figures Medicaid Expansion Into His TX Budget

Posted by Phoenix Woman on August 7, 2012

Proving once again that Texas is indeed the National Laboratory for Bad Government (hat tip to FDL):

Think Progress came up with an excellent catch late yesterday. They obtained a letter from Texas Governor Rick Perry’s Administration, which projects the state health care budget by assuming the expansion of Medicaid to everyone below 133% of the poverty line by 2014:

Greta Rymal, Deputy Executive Commissioner for Financial Services, has projected the fiscal impact of this rule for three years, assuming that all clients will be eligible for Medicaid following the expansion of the Medicaid program in January 2014 […]

Perry has been among the most vocal GOP governors in saying that his state would not accept the Medicaid expansion. But here, in an official document, it assumes expansion.

Turns out that this is part of Perry’s plan to defund Planned Parenthood by his pretending to set up a State-of-Texas-run alternative — but in order for him to set up that alternative, he needs boatloads of money which only allowing the very Medicaid expansion he’s been so vocally against can provide.


2 Responses to “Medicaid Expansion Hater Rick Perry Figures Medicaid Expansion Into His TX Budget”

  1. MarkH said

    Wouldn’t it be a criminal act to take dollars specified for Medicaid and divert them to anything else?

    • Charles II said

      Like this would deter a Texas conservative, who would probably view it as an opportune moment to secede?

      After cashing the check, of course.

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