Gov. Rick Perry’s persistent refusal to implement ‘Obamacare’ in the name of states’ rights might further endear him to the GOP base. But if states’ rights is the goal, his strategy is counterproductive as it’s providing the Obama administration more power over Texas.
The latest chapter in this story, as NPR reports, is Perry slow-walking the law’s probe of insurance company rate hikes, known as rate review. The move could similarly turn over his administration’s authority to police insurance company practices to the federal government.
Yeah, and if we triple the number of federal ICE agents on the border, then we can bitch about the size of the federal government.
Fortunately no one will notice – until it’s too late.
Texas Gov. Rick Perry’s (R) office responded late Tuesday to TPM’s article on his administration’s slow-walking of an Affordable Care Act provision, a move that could potentially turn over the authority to the federal government.