Spending in most states not researched
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.
Investment tax affecting very few
Says real estate taxes were put in place to pay for Obamacare.
Off two years, missing caveats
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.
Budget balanced, though items under-funded
"We’re talking right now about a $12 billion hole in our current, so-called balanced" state "budget."
Per-person collections might outpace districts in Nueces, El Paso counties
Keep Austin Healthy PAC
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.
Funds spoken for
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.
Estimate: 83,000 have lost state services
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."
Chestnut of a distortion
"The non-partisan Congressional Budget Office concluded ObamaCare will cost the U.S. more than 800,000 jobs."
State hasn't analyzed health screenings specifically
"Nearly 45 percent of the women who receive health screenings through (the Women’s Health Program) do so at a Planned Parenthood health center."
32% of those women also served by Planned Parenthood
Says that in fiscal year 2010, "nearly 80 percent of women served" in the Texas Women’s Health Program received services from a provider other than a Planned Parenthood clinic.
Figure refers to jobs never created, not jobs lost
A study says Massachusetts has lost 18,000 jobs because residents were required to obtain health insurance under an act signed into law by Mitt Romney.
White House didn't confirm or deny
Says IBM leader told Obama that using IBM technology to cut fraud could "pay for" health care reform.
National Taxpayers Union
President Obama plans to "impose a tax of at least 23 percent on the Medicare prescription drug benefit for low-income beneficiaries."
"Romneycare was model for Obamacare."
Just that one time
Says that in 2001, Rick Perry spoke favorably of binational health insurance between Mexico and Texas.
Don't forget rural folks, letter asked
Says Rick Perry wrote a letter "supporting Hillarycare."
Support came after action
Says he "got lobbied" by a woman with late-stage cancer about vaccinating Texas girls against a virus that can cause cervical cancer.
About 34 adults die per hour, according to an outdated estimate
"Obesity kills 34 children per hour."
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