Statements about Health Care
Says that in 2001, Rick Perry spoke favorably of binational health insurance between Mexico and Texas.
Says Rick Perry wrote a letter "supporting Hillarycare."
Says he "got lobbied" by a woman with late-stage cancer about vaccinating Texas girls against a virus that can cause cervical cancer.
"Obesity kills 34 children per hour."
Says state budget deal between Texas House and Senate leaders "funds nursing homes, our public schools and universities and provides financial aid for college students."
Says the Texas Board of Nursing has a backlog of "3,000 complaints against nurses, many of them sexual assaults, malfeasance."
"43,000 people are going to be kicked out of nursing homes or denied nursing home entrance" if the Texas House version of the state budget passes into law.
"Ninety percent of Texans say they do not want the nursing homes to close. It polls higher than anything else."
Says women who need a sonogram in the eighth to 10th week of pregnancy have to get a transvaginal sonogram.
Texas "ranks third in teen pregnancies... and it is No. 1 in repeat teen pregnancies."
Texas leads "the nation in the percentage of residents without health insurance."
"Despite the administration telling us (health care reform) was going to reduce health care costs, they now acknowledge it's going to dramatically increase health care costs."
Says 2010 was the "worst year ever for America's doctors" reimbursed by Medicare.
Says the state's Medicaid waiver proposal "has languished in a file cabinet at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services for more than two years."
Says that in his first 17 months as president, the United States doubled its world-leading $500 million a year commitment to fighting global AIDS.
Says Joe Straus "was co-author of a bill that would have allowed Planned Parenthood to control public school sex education."
Says federal health care overhaul will cost Texas state government "upwards of $30 billion over the next 10 years."
"Barack Obama's health care bill is nothing new. Mitt Romney signed one just like it four years before."
Says Gov. Rick Perry's administration has proposed ending immunizations for 113,000 kids.
Says Lloyd Doggett voted for the health care, stimulus and cap-and-trade bills.
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