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Perry has demonstrated time and again that he is not the brightest bulb in the refrigerator. He is so self deluded that he still thinks post "OOPS" that he could be POTUS, but his refusal to expand Medicaid is nothing short of criminal. There is no downside to this program unless you want to have the poor die off. Turn away from the mirror, Governor and for once do what is best for the citizens of Texas.
It's time for Perry to stand up for the people of Texas! He has spent his career as governor Taking care of his cronies and special interest groups, and now, which will be his last term as governor, he should finally do something right for a change. I am convinced that he and the Lege would rather see Texans die from lack of medical care....and I am one. I am 70+, and receive less than $9,000 a year from Social Security. I depend on Medicare and Medicaid for my medical care. The reason I get so little SS is that I was busy helping my farmer husband feed Texas and the world. I worked, oh yes! I WORKED on the farm, and sometimes at minimum wage jobs just to hold things together. After Reagan's 'trickle down' economics, when we were one of the 4,000 farms that went broke that year, my husband had never worked for wages, other that the 2 years he spent in the Army. Now Perry wants us to die off so he won't have to worry about us! I still vote, and I will do all in my power to see that Perry does NOT get another term...in any capacity! He has abandoned the people of Texas in favor of Big Oil, Big Business and Big Ag. Texas was founded against TYRANNY, and we shall be a great state again one day. But first, we need to clean house in Austin.
These are leading questions. They give the stated reasons to expand medicaid, but do not give the stated reasons not to. The survey is horribly biased.
I cannot answer this survey. This question is terribly worded. It looks like one from Fox "news." Providing PREVENTATIVE health coverage to the poorest Texans IS fiscally responsible.
Strange context of questions. Q1: Clear choice but implies that the state can't make responsible decisions and also provide health coverage. Q2: Is $2555 the poverty line or 138% of poverty line; not clear. Q3: Bias choice from implied assumption that expanded Medicaid will provide more providers. Q4: Again load question with assertions about Republicans. "Do you think the Obama administration should let Texas decide how to reform Medicaid?" is all that should be considered.Too much Mother Jones, not up to TT standard.