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Texas Will Not Take Part in Obamacare, Says Rick Perry

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Texas won’t participate in the new health care act, according to Governor Rick Perry.

The State of Texas is the first state to go against the implementation of Obamacare, following the recent ruling by the Supreme Court of the United States.

On Monday morning, Perry announced that Texas will not expand Medicaid or implement the Health Benefit Exchange.

He sent the notice to Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, confirming that Texas has no intention of implementing a state insurance exchange or expanding Medicaid as a part of Obamacare.

“I will not be party to socializing healthcare and bankrupting my state in direct contradiction to our Constitution and our founding principles of limited government,” said Perry.

“They would only make Texas a mere appendage of the federal government when it comes to health care.”

Perry’s letter to Sebelius is available here.

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