Texas continued to have the highest rate of people without health insurance in 2012 at 24.6 percent, according to the Current Population Survey estimates released by the U.S. Census Bureau on Tuesday.
Perry and Abbott are actually proud of this statistic. Besides the 1st place rating, Texas looks like it hit the wall of insurance with the number of people enrolling in private insurance stagnating. There just isn't much to say about this lousy statistic except:
The federal government would have covered 100 percent of those recipients’ benefits for three years, and then reduced its share to 90 percent in later years. In the 2014-15 biennium, Texas would have received $7.7 billion in federal funds, while spending $297 million to cover poor adults, according to Hamilton’s estimates. Medicaid expansion would have cost the state six times less than the amount local governments and hospitals currently on uncompensated care for uninsured adults, according to Hamilton’s report.
And of course, Perry will not allow this intelligent move to move to Texas. Stubborn headed, jackass.