Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Scary Perry

Just in case a snowball really does have a chance in Hell, I give you this from Jim Hightower:

Big bad government should not be involved in health care, [presidential hopeful Rick Perry] shouts at Republican rallies, declaring that the sainted free market is the best provider of insurance. That's how we do it in Texas, he brags, and – here comes the scary part – I'll bring the Texas model to all of America.

Hoo-boy, that would not be nice... or healthy. Under Perrycare, more than six million Texans (including 1.3 million children) are left with no health coverage at all – the highest rate of uninsured residents in the country. Also, the price that people must pay for insurance has nearly doubled under Perry's reign, and he has slashed state spending and curbed eligibility for programs to help hard-hit families get health services, including cutting 200,000 Texas children out of a program to assure that low-income youngsters get health care.So, children, beware of yee-hawing Texas politicos spreading tales of free-market miracles. Texans themselves find nothing miraculous about Perrycare, referring to it as the Yo Yo plan: You're On Your Own.

  Jim Hightower

....but hey, do what you will anyway.

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