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Rick Perry Heckled While Speaking Against Medicaid Expansion

Posted by on Feb. 22, 2013 at 5:52 PM
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The Huffington Post  |  By  Posted: 02/22/2013 12:17 pm EST  |  Updated: 02/22/2013 1:34 pm EST

Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) was heckled while speaking in Washington, D.C. on his refusal to expand Medicaid in Texas.

“All of these individuals who want to complain about the state of Texas, God bless ‘em, they’re free to do that," Perry said, according to the Dallas Morning News. "But you are from a state that is leading the nation in so many different arenas."

Protesters stood outside D.C.'s Capitol Hill Club chanting “Rick, Rick, You make me sick!” and “You will never be president," Dallas Morning News reports.

As Perry spoke, protesters reportedly took turns interrupting, continuing to shout as security officers removed them from the room.

"Healthcare is a human right, Governor Perry. Do what is right for Texans,” one protester shouted.

Florida Gov. Rick Scott (R) made headlines this week when he flipped on Medicaid expansion, saying he wants "every Floridian to have access to high-quality health care they can afford." Scott's change of heart did little to sway Perry, whose spokesman told the Texas Tribune "he's not letting on" if other Republicans' choices were causing him to reconsider Medicaid expansion.


Frankly, I am counting down the days to get rid of this POS. There are severely ill  people in this state dying for no reason other than lack of health care. It is shameful and disgusting!

by on Feb. 22, 2013 at 5:52 PM
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LauraKW
by "Dude!" on Feb. 22, 2013 at 6:35 PM

 I'm shocked by this.

Florida Gov. Rick Scott (R) made headlines this week when he flipped on Medicaid expansion, saying he wants "every Floridian to have access to high-quality health care they can afford." Scott's change of heart did little to sway Perry, whose spokesman told the Texas Tribune "he's not letting on" if other Republicans' choices were causing him to reconsider Medicaid expansion.

glitterteaz
by Ruby Member on Feb. 22, 2013 at 7:08 PM

I am shocked they can't see the impact of these actions cause on the ER the ER loses are far higher than that of preventative medicine.

mehamil1
by Platinum Member on Feb. 22, 2013 at 7:19 PM

Anyone read the times article about why healthcare costs are so high? 

cjsbmom
by Lois Lane on Feb. 22, 2013 at 7:31 PM
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I was listening to NPR today when the governor of Oregon (who used to be a doctor) was on, talking about how they reduced their Medicaid debt by nearly $2 million in 2 years by addressing preventative health measures instead of putting a band aid on the wounds. It was a good listen. If anyone is interested, I'm sure you can find a link to it online. 

Goodwoman614
by Satan on Feb. 22, 2013 at 7:46 PM

BUMP!

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