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Texas Health Care

10 Things We'd Lose If Texas Actually Seceded

The Huffington Post | Shadee Ashtari | Posted 11.06.2013 | Politics

A year ago this week, more than 125,000 people signed a secession petition asking the Obama administration to “Peacefully grant the State of Texas t...

True Cost of Business in Texas

Edward Flattau | Posted 11.17.2013 | Politics
Edward Flattau

Governor Rick Perry left out a few details in his radio-television ad urging Maryland companies to relocate to Texas because of lower taxes. Maryland...

Perry Seeks Obamacare Funding While Continuing Attack On Health Law

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 08.21.2013 | Politics

Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R), a longstanding Obamacare critic, is negotiating a $100 million health care deal with the Obama administration, Politico rep...

Perry's Battle Against Planned Parenthood Comes At Huge Cost To Texas

The New Republic | Posted 03.13.2013 | Politics

Since 2010, nine states have tried to strip funding from their local Planned Parenthood chapters. Not three years later, almost all of their schemes 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...

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.

Gov. Perry Fires Off Letter to Secretary Sebelius

Dorian de Wind | Posted 09.12.2012 | Politics
Dorian de Wind

Rick Perry, the governor of the state with the highest percentage of uninsured residents and a state that ranked last in the nation in health care ser...

Governor, Heal Thyself

Dave Helfert | Posted 09.11.2012 | Politics
Dave Helfert

Rick Perry joins at least six other Republican governors who are refusing to expand healthcare coverage for low income citizens or to comply with other provisions of federal law, including the "leaders" of Florida and Louisiana.

A Tale of Two States: California and Texas Will Show How Well ACA Works

Ann O'Leary | Posted 09.11.2012 | Politics
Ann O'Leary

Rhetoric aside, it's clear that Governor Perry and Governor Jerry Brown of California have deep-seated differences in how they view the role of government and its ability to spur economic growth. So who is right?

Perry Makes Problematic Move, Texas Can't Dodge Crisis

The Daily Beast | Posted 07.10.2012 | Politics

Joining the swelling chorus of Republican governors who say they’ll have nothing to do with Obamacare was Rick Perry on Monday, sending a letter ann...

This State Has The Worst Health Care

AP | CHRIS TOMLINSON | Posted 09.04.2012 | Business

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas ranks worst in the nation in health care services and delivery, according to an annual scorecard issued by the federal Ag...

Perry Battle Leads To Unintended Result

AP | RAMIT PLUSHNICK-MASTI | Posted 08.29.2012 | Politics

HOUSTON — Texas Gov. Rick Perry has spent much of the past three years loudly and defiantly fighting against what he views as Washington meddlin...

Seeing Red in Texas

Beth Broderick | Posted 05.19.2012 | Politics
Beth Broderick

For women, reproductive health care is total health care. Without it I might not be alive to write this article and that is why I am seeing red in Texas.

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...

The States With The Most (And Least) Residents With Health Insurance

The Huffington Post | Amanda Chan | Posted 11.06.2011 | Healthy Living

Yet again, Massachusetts has the most residents who have health insurance, and yet again, Texas has the most uninsured residents, according to a new G...

Lone-Star State 'Reform' a Texas-Sized Distortion

Wendell Potter | Posted 06.04.2011 | Home
Wendell Potter

When Republicans talk about how health care should be reformed, they typically mention malpractice reform, citing Texas as a role model. But a closer look at Texas raises doubts its claimed benefits.