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U.S. Congressman Lloyd Doggett’s Statement on Governor Rick Perry’s “Move to Secede from Health Insurance Reform”

WashingtonToday, U.S. Rep. Lloyd Doggett, a senior member of the House Budget and Ways and Means Committees, issued the following statement: 

“Having once talked about Texas’ right to secede, Governor Perry’s move to secede from health insurance reform is not surprising, but it is disgraceful.  He is only trying to protect his Big Insurance buddies and deny millions of working Texans access to an insurance marketplace similar to the one through which he once obtained his own health insurance.  And his refusal of billions of federal dollars is more of the same—a narrow-minded policy, which denies our most economically disadvantaged neighbors access to a family doctor and denies many employers a more healthy workforce. Fortunately, we have a federal path around his mean-spirited obstructionism.”

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