Friday, May 29, 2009

Big Insurance....I got your back.

Our state governor, Rick "good hair" Perry, is threatening to veto legislation that managed to get out of this session of the Texas state legislature. The bill authorizes an expansion of "CHIP" (child health insurance program). As it stands now only families of four making about $44100/year, twice the federal poverty level are eligible. The bill threatened would increase that to cover families making 3 times the poverty level with some shared cost based on ability to pay. Perry's reasoning is that those included that have private insurance may drop those plans and opt for CHIP instead. We sure don't need any poor folks slippin through and trying to get ahead!
If there was ever a reason to justify a single payer national health plan, this is it. For the record, I have no problem with Perry leaving the union whenever he wants.....I'll drive.
Some credits due here, I'm on the email list from Garret Coleman, a state representative that sent me this story (wish he was my representative!) and the moniker "good hair" was given by the wonderful wit and wisdom of Molly Ivins.


  1. Thud!

    That was my head hitting my desk.. The idiot is just getting worse. I am afraid before the election it will just get worse too. He and KBH will be trying to out do each other on the wacky... lol

    He must be talking to our ex-governor, Matt "Baby" Blunt, son of Roy Blunt the big mouth of the House of Representatives who stepped down and gave Eric Cantor his shot. We drummed Baby boy out of office here in MO because he about bankrupted the state and killed our Medicaid. He had the requirements so low, a single mother with 2 children could only make $78 a week... Sound familiar?

    That's where Good Hair is headed it sounds like.. all to save money...yeah right...

  2. Sorry Willis, but you've got one big nob for a governor.

    He's sucking up the people's tax dollars every day, but he'll be damned if anyone who has kids and is struggling to get by will get any state help. Just another point where the Rethugs don't give a damn about anyone who can't, or won't, donate to their political agenda.