Gov. Rick Perry Releases Statement On Passage of Healthcare

By: Mike George Email
By: Mike George Email

It only took a few hours after the passage of the country's first Health Care Reform Legislation for Texas Governor Rick Perry let his feelings be known:

“Unfortunately, the health care vote had more to do with expanding socialism on American soil than it does fixing our health care finance and delivery systems. The Obama health care bill undermines patient choice, personal responsibility, medical innovation and fiscal responsibility in America.

“As passed by the U.S. House, the bill will cost Texas taxpayers billions more, and drive our nation much deeper into debt. Congress's backroom deals and parliamentary maneuvers undermined the public trust and increased cynicism in our political process.

“Texas leaders will continue to do everything in our power to fight this federal excess and find ways to protect our families, taxpayers and medical providers from this gross federal overreach.”

Links to More Information on the Heathcare Bill

Summary of Changes to Expect if the Bill becomes Law - (Reuters)

Links to the Healthcare Bill Itself
H.R. 3590: Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act - (Govtrack.us)
H.R. 3590 - Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act - (OpenCongress.org)


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