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Rick Perry Health Care

Obama Underscores Obstacles Caused By Rick Perry

Posted 11.06.2013 | Politics

By JIM KUHNHENN, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON (AP) — Beset by hard-to-keep promises and a massive website failure, President Barack Obama is p...

Perry: Implementing Obamacare Is A 'Criminal Act'

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 10.02.2013 | Politics

On the same day that 2.8 million people visited Healthcare.gov, the website to sign up for the new healthcare exchanges under Obamacare, Texas Gov. Ri...

Rick Perry: Government Shutdown Over Obamacare Is 'Nonsensical'

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 09.25.2013 | Politics

Count Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) among Republicans who are not in favor of an Obamacare-government shutdown scenario. In an interview with Yahoo's "...

Perry Reportedly Considering Obamacare Deal

Politico | Posted 08.20.2013 | Politics

Gov. Rick Perry wants to kill Obamacare dead, but Texas health officials are in talks with the Obama administration about accepting an estimated $100 ...

Rick Perry Heckled

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 05.22.2013 | Politics

Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) was interrupted Wednesday while giving a speech on health care at an Austin hotel. One heckler repeatedly called on Perry...

Rick Perry Versus the School Children of Texas

James Moore | Posted 10.25.2013 | Politics
James Moore

As Governor Rick Perry was preparing to run for the GOP presidential nomination, he pushed the legislature to approve a $5.4 billion budget cut in Texas education. His transparent goal was political, and simply to build upon a no tax reputation, which, unsurprisingly, came at the expense of school children.

Jeffrey Young

Patients Bill Of Rights: New Rules Spell Out Obamacare's Promises

HuffingtonPost.com | Jeffrey Young | Posted 11.21.2012 | Business

Health insurance consumers won't be discriminated against because of pre-existing conditions, can't be charged more because of gender and will be guar...

Perry Rejects Insurance Exchange Under Obamacare

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 11.16.2012 | Politics

Rick Perry joined a growing list of Republican governors who have refused to go along with a key component of President Obama's health care law when h...

Texas Woman Searches For Health Care As State Officials Move To Defund Planned Parenthood

Posted 10.29.2012 | Politics

By Mary Tuma When Texas decided to exclude Planned Parenthood clinics from its Medicaid-funded women’s health care program, women like Crysta...

For GOP Governors, Turning Down Obamacare May Be Risky

AP | RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR | Posted 09.16.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — For Gov. Rick Perry, saying "no" to the federal health care law could also mean turning away up to 1.3 million Texans, nearly half ...

Hell Hath No Fury Like a Governor Scorned

Christina Pesoli | Posted 09.15.2012 | Politics
Christina Pesoli

By refusing to expand Medicaid and establish a health insurance exchange as called for in the Affordable Care Act, Texas Governor Rick Perry is taking a position that harms millions of people -- people he is responsible for helping.

Tables Turned On Rick Perry On Contentious Issue

Fort Worth Star-Telegram | Yamil Berard | Posted 12.03.2011 | Politics

Gov. Rick Perry is making headlines with his attacks on Social Security and Medicare, blasting their fiscal stability, likening them to Ponzi schemes ...

Perry Slams Insurance Mandate While Texas Suffers From Coverage Crisis

Texas Tribune | Emily Ramshaw, Thanh Tan and Ryan Murphy | Posted 11.30.2011 | Politics

At campaign stops and in the three debates he's participated in so far, Republican presidential hopeful Gov. Rick Perry has made a sport out of bashin...

Sam Stein

Mitt Romney's Romneycare Hasn't Been The Campaign Pothole It Appeared To Be

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 11.27.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- It was supposed to be the catacomb for his presidential ambitions, a policy so poisonous for Republican voters that he'd have to abandon...

Rick Perry Reportedly 'Taken Aback' By Shocking Reaction At GOP Debate

Posted 11.13.2011 | Politics

Texas Governor Rick Perry says he was "taken aback" by an incident that occurred at Monday night's Republican presidential debate after U.S. Rep. Ron ...

Texas Health Care System Withering Under Perry, Seniors Suffering

The Los Angeles Times | Noam N. Levey | Posted 11.09.2011 | Politics

When Texas went to court last year to block President Obama's healthcare overhaul, Gov. Rick Perry pledged to do everything in his power to "protect o...

Top Ten Benefits of a Rick Perry Presidency

James Napoli | Posted 11.07.2011 | Comedy
James Napoli

Maybe some of you are worried about what might happen if Rick Perry becomes president. Well, I found ten other ways of looking at that eventuality.

Inside Evolving 'Perrycare' Plan

The Texas Tribune | Emily Ramshaw | Posted 10.25.2011 | Politics

Gov. Rick Perry routinely attacks federal health care reform, calling it a massive overreach that intrudes into the lives of every American. But in th...

The Individual Mandate and HPV Vaccine: Can You Say State Police Powers?

Scott Kahan, M.D. | Posted 10.24.2011 | Politics
Scott Kahan, M.D.

While it might be politically popular to tell people, "the government can't make you," that promise doesn't work in reality. For the sake of public health, let's all hope Perry's is the road less traveled.

WATCH: Perry Wrestles With Own Position And Ryan's Loving Loopholes

Posted 10.22.2011 | Home

Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry is wrestling with his own position on health care while rival contender Michele Bachmann is leaving some ...

Rick Perry Wrestles With His Position On Health Care

AP | RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR | Posted 10.22.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — With the highest percentage of uninsured residents, Texas would be one of the biggest beneficiaries of President Barack Obama's hea...

Gov. Rick Perry Once Pushed Government Intervention in Health Care

Matt Mackowiak | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Matt Mackowiak

Gov. Rick Perry issued an executive order requiring that all Texas schoolgirls receive a questionable vaccine to prevent HPV. Doesn't that sound like expensive government intervention into a patient's health care?