quote:Only a fool would do something like this. Health insurance is as vital an expense as food or gasoline.
Why is it a preconceived notion that everyone without health insurance wants it but can't get it?
quote:I thought deregulation of the health industry would lower prices
TX also is very hands off with regulations in this area and insurance companies deny coverage for many or charge higher prices for coverage.
quote:The state has failed miserably in the health care field. Whether or not the government is involved, something is wrong when such a high percentage doesn't own insurance.
i don't see how this should affect rankings of the state government
Texas Gov. Rick Perry likes to tell Washington to stop meddling in state affairs. He vocally opposed the Obama administration's 2009 stimulus program to spur the economy and assist cash-strapped states.
Perry also likes to trumpet that his state balanced its budget in 2009, while keeping billions in its rainy day fund.
But he couldn't have done that without a lot of help from ... guess where? Washington.
Turns out Texas was the state that depended the most on those very stimulus funds to plug nearly 97% of its shortfall for fiscal 2010, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures.
Even as Perry requested the Recovery Act money, he railed against it. On the very same day he asked for the funds, he set up a petition titled "No Government Bailouts."
quote:He doesn't know what he's arguing. The boy is trying to state (w/o actually coming out and saying it) that he is intellectually smarter than facts.
So are you no longer arguing that TX education is abysmal?
he America I picture is an America where people have ample economic opportunity and a comfortable life, aka not Texas