Wed Dec 4, 2013, 06:59 PM
Voice for Peace (13,140 posts)
Rick Perry in negotiations to accept Medicaid expansion - Turning Texas Blue
much much more at linkThis morning it is being reported that Texas Governor Rick Perry has agreed to enter into negotiations with the majority Republican legislature concerning ACA Medicaid expansion. Previously Perry had publicly turned down any thought of accepting any provisions in the ACA which has become better known as Obamacare.
Edit, so as not to mess with your brains, this is satire.
I just found out. I thought it was true.
But many Republican State legislators in Texas are receiving requests from constituents wanting to take advantage of this opportunity. One Republican legislator who would not go on the record told me there is a lot of anxiety in the chamber as members watch other states taking advantage of the ACA Medicaid expansion.
He went on to say, ď What are we going to do come 2014, what am I going to tell my constituents, that you canít have insurance because I am a principled man, that is BS, and Iíll tell you I am not the only Republican in this chamber who feels this way.
We canít ride on coattails no more, and this Abbot a lot of us are not fans of his, and Wendy Davis has lit a fire in the suburbs with women voters. We are in for a hell of a fight in this state. The Republicans in Washington might not see it, but hell, every time I walk out my office door I have to pass by these Turning Texas Blue volunteers registering folks and selling them on the idea of Medicaid expansion.Ē
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Wed Dec 4, 2013, 07:04 PM
hatrack (39,784 posts)
1. It's a snark story - i.e. not factual. There is no Dallas Times-Ledger.
Follow the comments in the thread at Kos and you'll see lots of puzzlement - though as snarky wish pieces go, it's better by far than most!