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AA016068In 2012, 22.5% of all people in Texas did not have health insurance. This is the highest uninsured rate in the nation. The poverty rate was 17.9%, that’s the 11th highest in the nation. The state also had among the highest portion of uninsured children, elderly and unemployed people.  Additionally, over 30% of adults under 65 were uninsured in the state.

Yet it was Texas’ own Senator Ted Cruz who spoke for over 20 hours in the Senate in an attempt to block the Affordable Care Act from taking effect last week.

And it was Texas Governor Rick Perry who sad that his state would not participate in Medicaid Expansion.

Seems to me April Fool’s Day is the perfect day to discuss something as foolish as Medicaid expansion, and to remind everyone that Texas will not be held hostage by the Obama administration’s attempt to force us into the fool’s errand of adding more than a million Texans to a broken system.

Go, Wendy Davis, Go.

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