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April 4, 2013 | 1,764 views | 2 comments

By George Rodriguez

In typical leftist, politically immature behavior, liberals in Texas are screaming and claiming that Texas Governor Rick Perry and other Republican state legislative leaders “want people to die” because they oppose expanding Medicaid under President Obama’s health care law. Never mind the facts...it’s the emotion that counts for liberals.

Liberals ignore that the Supreme Court has determined that because of our federalist system of government, states can choose whether or not to allow the federal expansion of Medicaid. Under the Supreme Court’s decision last year, Texas has the right to determine whether they want accept Obamacare.

Furthermore, liberals ignore the fact that we have a broken health care system that should be fixed, not expanded. Just like the liberal approach to the broken public education system, their idea is to spend more money the broken health care system. Governor Perry joined the state’s GOP Senators Ted Cruz and John Cornyn and other lawmakers in Austin to reiterate their opposition to “Obamacare” and call for flexibility in how they implement Medicaid, a health entitlement program for the poor that they view as broken.

“Medicaid is a broken system that is failing Texans and overwhelming the state budget,” Senator Cornyn said. “The program must be fundamentally reformed, and Texas -- not the federal government -- is best suited to design a health care program for its poorest and most vulnerable residents.”

Governor Perry and others have stated correctly that expanding the federal health program would make Texas “hostage” to the federal government. “It would benefit no one in our state to see their taxes skyrocket and our economy crushed as our budget crumbled under the weight of oppressive Medicaid costs,” Perry has said.
Another fact the liberals ignore is that Texas is facing a $25 billion deficit for their next two-year budget cycle. Texas lawmakers are considering reducing the deficit by dropping out of Medicaid because it would be such a large expensive burden. Medicaid consumes more than 20 percent of the Texas state budget, and Obamacare will force the state to massively expand our already burdensome Medicaid rolls. Starting in 2014 all states must expand Medicaid to all non-elderly individuals with family incomes below 138 percent of the federal poverty level.

Obamacare will pick up the first three years of benefit costs, but in 2017 states begin to shoulder a larger and larger share of these benefit costs, maxing out at 10 percent by 2020.

However, none of these facts matter to liberals. For them, emotions are everything. Their argument is that Texas is heartless for hurting the poor, and the wealth must be redistributed by the government...regardless of whether the program actually is working. They want to take Texas over by 2018, and their emotional arguments favoring the expansion Medicaid will resonate along with allegations of racism, sexism, and class warfare. But Texans must stand tough and not be frightened by liberal emotionalism. We should fix the broken public health care system rather than spend more money it and create more debt.

George Rodriguez is president of South Texas Alliance for Progress and can be followed on Facebook at “El Conservador”.
 
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Facts only please  
TX  
April 11, 2013 12:41pm
 
This guy does not understand the facts of the Supreme Court ruling. I would strongly suggest everyone read the court's ruling. Just another case of WCN posting some wacko's blog posting. Shame on you!

 
Harold  
Equatorial Guinea, West Africa  
April 11, 2013 12:09pm
 
Unfortunately too many people vote with thier emotions rather than thier brains, thats how bad things happen...

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