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Rick Perry Rejects Medicaid Expansion, Because It Kinda Feels Like Secession

(Read the full article here: Rick Perry Rejects Medicaid Expansion, Because It Kinda Feels Like Secession)

 

Rick Perry, last seen comparing Social Security to a Ponzi scheme, singing the UT fight song “I’ve Been Working On The Railroad” in a New Hampshire bathroom, and doing this, became on Monday the fourth governor to refuse the Medicaid expansion provision of the Affordable Care Act.

 

Perry joins fellow gulf shrimp Rick Scott of Florida, along with Scott Walker of Wisconsin and Nikki Haley of South Carolina, in rejecting the Medicaid expansion provision, which ups the threshold for Medicaid from 37% of the poverty line to 133%. If implemented, the expansion would insure 49.4% of uninsured Texas by 2019.  

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