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Wednesday, July 11, 2012

were number one

no texas is not ranked number one in football
they wish they were
this is a statistic like mississippis number one ranking for
the worst school systems
its one that you should not be very proud of
a lot of texas number one rankings are related to health care

texas is the worst in healthcare delivery and services
things like home health care to the elderly and disabled
acute and chronic and preventative care
its medicaid program provides less care than most states
the bottom ten states all seem to be southern and football states
maybe money in the wrong places

yes dont think this is a stat to be proud of
to have 25% of your population to not have health insurance
the worst in the country
know we in texas would be ticked off if this was the football

bet the hospitals are against this statistic
its hits them hard
some one has to pay for this care
its the hospitals and its you and i in the form of increased
healthcare costs and premiums

so rick their governor will not accept the 13 billion dollars that would
come to this state for increased medicaid coverage for some of those
he will not set up any of the affordable health care exchanges in the state

thats probably good for those who will be getting coverage this way as
the federal government will step in and set up them
and the coverage will be much better than the one rick would do
guess not doing this by rick is a good thing

texas you are number one
but dont be proud of it
the country is laughing at you
now they can say thank goodness for texas

thanks brent for this one

what day is it   said pooh
its today   said the piglet
thats my favorite day   said pooh

mine too
the organicgreen doctor

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