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Texas governor Perry earns Pants on Fire

By Meghan Ashford-Grooms
Published on Wednesday, April 7th, 2010 at 10:58 a.m.

In a recent op-ed in the Austin American-Statesman, Texas Gov. Rick Perry said the mandate that people get health insurance -- a key part of the new federal plan -- had been a failure in Massachusetts. The column also was published by the San Angelo Standard-Times.

As evidence, Perry turns the spotlight onto Massachusetts, which has required that adults have health coverage since July 2007. "The number of uninsured people in Massachusetts is about the same as it was when the mandates were passed in 2006," Perry wrote.

Our friends at PolitiFact Texas put that one to the Truth-O-Meter and found Perry was way off.

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