Texas Gov. Rick Perry Attacks Obamacare, But Won't Expand Medicaid to 1 Million Uninsured (Video)

| by Michael Allen

Texas Governor Rick Perry (R) opposes Obamacare and expanding Medicaid in his state, even though it has six million uninsured people.

If Gov. Perry were to expand Medicaid, one million Texans would instantly be covered, notes Poltifact.com.

However, those numbers didn't stop Gov. Perry from lecturing President Obama on health care today during an interview with ABC News' "This Week" (video below).

According to Gov. Perry, President Obama's apology last week about the problems with the Obamacare rollout wasn't good enough, reports TalkingPointsMemo.com.

"I don't think that's even close to enough," said Gov. Perry. "He needs to stand up in front of the American people and say, you know what? I perpetuated a fraud on you."

Gov. Perry didn't provide any evidence of any "fraud," but was highly offended that President Obama dared to travel to Dallas and encourage Texans to lobby for an expansion of Medicaid.

"For him to come into the state of Texas and say you all should join up in a broken system is a pretty hollow statement," added Gov. Perry. "The fact is that people in the state of Texas are smart enough to know they do not want to participate in a program that has every bit as big a chance of getting to the shore as the Titanic did."

Gov. Perry made no mention of President Bush's disasterous rollout of his Medicare Drug program, which was reported by The New York Times in 2006.

The governor was not asked by "This Week's" Jeff Zeleny why he blocked the Medicaid expansion when so many people in Texas are in need, noted CrooksandLiars.com.

Sources: WhiteHouse.gov, Politfact.com, TalkingPointsMemo.com, CrooksandLiars.com, The New York Times

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