What’s Next For Texas after Passage of Federal Health Care?
March 22, 2010

 As President Barack Obama makes plans to sign comprehensive health care reform into law,  Governor Rick Perry and other statewide  leaders are making plans to stop reform, which could include suing the government. 

Governor Perry issued the following statement Monday regarding the state’s next steps after the passage of the federal health care bill:

“Texas leaders will continue to do everything in our power to find ways to protect our families, taxpayers and medical providers from the federal government’s misguided efforts to take over our health care system and infringe upon the fundamental rights of individuals and the state.” 

“My office is working closely with fellow governors and with Attorney General Greg Abbott to explore the state’s options, including legal action, to challenge the constitutionality of this national health care bill that will cost Texas taxpayers billions of dollars and drive down the quality of health care.”