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Wed Oct 23, 2013, 01:13 PM

Rick Perry is Quietly Encouraging Texans to Sign up for Obamacare

Governor Rick Perry has always been one of the Affordable Care Act's most vocal opponents. He's called it a "monstrosity", a "stomach punch to the economy," and a "felony." But that hasn't stopped him from telling Texans to sign up for health coverage from the law.

That's right--Rick Perry's administration is encouraging Texans to enroll in the ACA's health insurance exchanges.

As the Texas Tribune reported last week, Texas will soon be shutting down its high-risk insurance pool for residents with pre-existing conditions, pushing them to seek coverage in the federal insurance marketplace created by the Affordable Care Act. According to the Tribune, "the state has deemed the high-risk pool obsolete, as the Affordable Care Act prohibits insurance companies participating in the federal marketplace...from denying coverage to Texans with pre-existing conditions." Governor Perry signed the bill abolishing the high-risk pool into law in June, and it will be shut down by the end of the year.

This is just the latest in a series of hypocritical moves by Governor Perry regarding the Affordable Care Act. Though he's called the law a "criminal act," Perry certainly has no problem accepting money from it. As we reported last month, Perry has accepted over $100 million in ACA grants, and was asking for even more to help expand a state program providing insurance to those with disabilities.

More at http://www.burntorangereport.com/diary/14274/rick-perry-is-quietly-encouraging-texans-to-sign-up-for-obamacare .

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Wed Oct 23, 2013, 01:20 PM

1. So this means....

Gov. Rick Perry is a RINO Socialist?






Spreading the word

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Wed Oct 23, 2013, 02:16 PM

2. A Hypocritical Republican?

Now that's news! (This is as sarcastic as I can get.)

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Wed Oct 23, 2013, 05:18 PM

3. good news for those Texans that were in the high risk pool

...they should be able to find healthcare insurance at considerably less cost in the ACA, with better coverage. Perry is doing them a favor, backhandedly. It's Obama and the Democrats, of course, who are doing these folks a favor.

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