Statements about Health Care
Says it's "estimated that 300 babies a year are sent home from the hospital with an unrecognized congenital heart defect; it is the most common birth defect in America."
Says uncompensated health care costs absorbed by Texas hospitals are adding $1,800 a year to Texas private insurance rates.
Says rejecting federal aid to expand Medicaid in Texas will "send $9 billion in federal taxes paid by Texans to other states to insure their working poor."
Says Obama called Medicaid "broken" four years ago.
"Only three in 10 Texas doctors are currently accepting new Medicaid patients."
Says the Democrats told the Catholic Church that they’ll use federal powers to shut down church charities and hospitals if the church doesn’t change its beliefs.
Says Houston is "home to more doctors, more nurses, more researchers than any other place in the world."
Says Texas has the most uninsured people of any state -- 6 million.
Says Texas has the nation’s most uninsured residents.
Says Texas is "last in mental health expenditures."
Says Texas is "dead last in support for mental health."
Says that according to "many reports and even our own data," the state of Texas spent more through Medicaid on orthodontia than all other states combined.
Says real estate taxes were put in place to pay for Obamacare.
Says that under the new healthcare law, full- and part-time workers will be required to buy insurance costing $375 to $1,000 a month, starting in 2014.
"We’re talking right now about a $12 billion hole in our current, so-called balanced" state "budget."
Says the Central Health district's tax rate is the "lowest among the largest counties in Texas, and it will continue to be the lowest" if voters approve a proposed tax increase.
Says the University of Texas can afford to build a medical school because it has a $7 billion endowment and its football program had a $50 million profit last year.
Says an appointed board created under Obamacare "will have the ability to come between you and your doctor in determining the best treatment options for you!"
Says the federal health care law upheld by the Supreme Court "has improved or saved the lives of more than 4,000 Texans" otherwise prevented from obtaining health coverage due to pre-existing conditions.
Says because of Texas lawmakers’ choices, "hundreds of thousands of women no longer have access to basic medical care, life-saving cancer screenings and contraception."
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