Gov. Rick Perry has announced this morning that he will not be a party to adopting an expanded Medicaid program or establish a health insurance exchange for Texas, according to the Texas Tribune. These are two of the major pieces of the federal healthcare reform, or Obamacare, that the U.S. Supreme Court upheld last month.
The 2010 U.S. Census confirms that Texas has the highest rate of uninsured adults in the nation. That translates into approximately 1 in 4 adults lacking health insurance. If Texas does not put together its own health insurance exchange program, the federal government will establish a "one size fits all" program, according to the Tribune.
The governor will appear on Fox news at 10:30 a.m. to further discuss his ideas.
What do you think, McKinney residents? Do you support Perry's decision?