|By Steve Clark, The Brownsville Herald, Texas|
|McClatchy-Tribune Information Services|
Perry is the sixth governor to reject
"Neither a 'state' exchange nor the expansion of
He argued that expanding
Under ACA, the federal government, beginning in 2014, would pay 100 percent of the cost of
According to the
Twenty-five percent of Texans, or 6.2 million residents, lack health insurance of any kind. In the
The exchange would have allowed low-income
"I think it's rather sad and short sighted, as often things are in
That's the economic angle, Fisch said. Looking at it from the "social compact" angle, the governor seems "very stingy and very oblivious to the needs of his fellow citizens," he said.
But Perry and other critics of the ASA Medicaid expansion provision say a better solution would be to provide
"I look forward to implementing health care solutions that are right for the people of
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