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Besides Texas being the most conservative state in the union and the most business friendly, this statement by Gov. Perry might also be a reason why everybody wants to move to Texas--------
Posted by easyed598
It is not all sweetness and light in Texas. The lone star state has the highest percentage of its residents uninsured and only California has more uninsured residents. In addition the lone star state has one of the lowest overall state health statuses in the country. This is in large part because of the large number of uninsured residents as well as the higher number of people living in poverty. Oh, yes one thing that "Gov GoodHair" fails to mention is that Texas also has a very high degree of poverty.
There is also a greater disparity in Texas between the "haves" and the "have nots". In my visits to Texas, I have seen mansions that the wealthy enjoy life that make many from other parts of the country look like shacks. At the same time I have seen the poor living in condiitons that resemble a third world country more than the United States. Usually those extremes are within the same county ir a short distance apart.
Of course I see that great disparity at home in Cuyahoga County Ohio as well, but not to the extreme that I saw when I last visited Texas. The people I know there have told me that parts of south Texas, especially along the Rio Grande are really bad and poor. According to government reports, those people may be correct since the area of McAllen/Pharr along the Rio Grande is one of the poorest areas in the nation.
So what does "Gov GoodHair" plan to do about the millions of uninsured Texans in his state? How will he manage to cover the health care that those people require and actually receive?
I would wager that TXGrandpa would have much more to say about the lone star state than I ever could.