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Tuesday, July 10,2012

Rick Perry: Texas Won't Implement Key Obamacare Provisions

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Add Rick Perry to the list of governors refusing to implement key portions of President Obama's landmark health care reform law.

"I will not be party to socializing healthcare and bankrupting my state in direct contradiction to our Constitution and our founding principles of limited government," the Texas governor said in a statement Monday that Reuters reports declared the Lone Star state will not implement a Medicaid expansion or health insurance exchange, two parts of the so-called Obamacare law that was largely upheld by the Supreme Court late last month.

The one-time GOP presidential front-runner continued: "Neither a 'state' exchange nor the expansion of Medicaid under this program would result in better 'patient protection' or in more 'affordable care.' They would only make Texas a mere appendage of the federal government when it comes to health care."

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