Former Texas Governor Rick Perry was in New Hampshire yesterday trying to drum up support for his presidential run. What he had to say about health care was revealing:
Perry proposed repeal of the Affordable Care Act, which he called “another example of one-size-fits-all coming out of Washington, D.C.” And he noted that Texas chose not to participate in Medicaid expansion.
“Texas has been criticized for having a large number of uninsured,” he said, “but that’s what Texans wanted. They did not want a large government program forcing everyone to purchase insurance.”
Texas wanted “a large number of [medically] uninsured” people in their state.
Why would anyone want that?