Statements about Medicaid
In altered photo, says Barack Obama wants "more of Texans’ private data" via health care.
"A million people … could get health insurance right away" if Texas expanded Medicaid under Obamacare.
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 Houston is "home to more doctors, more nurses, more researchers than any other place in the world."
Says 31 percent of Texas physicians accept all new Medicaid patients, down from 67 percent in 2000.
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.
"More than half of the births in Texas are paid for by Medicaid."
President Obama plans to "impose a tax of at least 23 percent on the Medicare prescription drug benefit for low-income beneficiaries."
Rick Perry "has advocated abandoning Social Security, scuttling Medicaid and ending the federal income tax."
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