Health Care/Tort Reform

ICYMI: Governors Perry, Scott and Jindal Urge President Obama to Strengthen Medicare Advantage

04/15/14
AUSTIN – Gov. Rick Perry, Florida Gov. Rick Scott and Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal today sent a letter urging President Barack Obama to take meaningful steps to strengthen and improve the Medicare Advantage program. The program, which offers an alternative health insurance plan provided by a private company to Medicare recipients, has proven as effective as traditional Medicare in reducing hospital readmissions, improving care coordination and overall health outcomes. Hundreds of thousands of Texans rely on the program for care. Click here to view the letter: http://bit.ly/1imHLOW

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Statement by Gov. Perry on Federal Court Ruling to Uphold Texas Law Protecting Life and Women’s Health

03/27/14
AUSTIN – Gov. Rick Perry today released the following statement regarding the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals decision to uphold a law protecting life and women’s health passed by the Texas Legislature in 2013:

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Gov. Perry Exclusive: "There is a Powerful Message for a Society That Protects Life"

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Following his speech at CPAC Friday, Governor Rick Perry sat down with Townhall’s Cortney O’Brien to discuss how Texas has taken the lead on job creation, pro-life legislation and criminal justice reform as he reflected on his leadership. He then explained why Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott is the best person to take the reins from him in November.

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ICYMI: Governor Perry on CNBC this morning talking about Obamacare, energy and creating jobs

Discussing health-care reform, innovation and America's energy future from Davos, Switzerland, with Gov. Rick Perry, R-Texas. For the world to continue to grow, Saudi Arabia needs to be a major player, Perry says.

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Governor Perry: You Can't Dress Up the Failures of Obamacare

January 1, 2014
Dallas Morning-News
Rick Perry
The promise and potential I normally greet each New Year with is, this year, being tested by a great sense of peril as Americans face the full brunt of the disastrous impacts of Obamacare in 2014. The delays, deceit and debacles that marked Obamacare’s rollout in 2013 show no signs of slowing in the new year.

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Statement by Gov. Rick Perry on U.S. Supreme Court Hearing on Obamacare

March 26, 2012
Gov. Rick Perry issued the following statement as the U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments on the constitutionality of Obamacare: "Today is a landmark moment in the ongoing struggle against the Obama Administration's continued pattern of massive federal overreach and consolidation of power, as well as the resulting erosion of individual liberties. I remain hopeful and confident that through the efforts of officials including Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott, the Supreme Court will concur with the judgment of other federal courts and put an end to the unprecedented and dangerous overreach of Obamacare."

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Obamacare: Nothing to Celebrate

Two years ago today, President Obama signed into law his vision of health care reform, a far-ranging and ever-more-expensive collection of price fixing and individual mandates that will forever be known as Obamacare.

Now, according to tradition, cotton is known as the gift for a second anniversary. But what do you get a federal government that wants to control everything? Unfortunately, the answer is more of your hard earned tax dollars.

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Gov. Perry Visits the Republican Leadership Conference

Governor Perry spoke to the Republican Leadership Conference (RLC) in New Orleans this past Saturday, touting the Texas model of balancing budgets, cutting spending, and keeping taxes low.

Video footage from theRightScoop.com

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Gov. Perry: Lawsuit Reforms will Expedite Justice for Legitimate Claims and Help Strengthen Texas' Economic Climate

March 14, 2011
HOUSTON - Gov. Rick Perry today reiterated his commitment to further strengthening Texas' legal system by creating a "loser pays" system to provide stronger protections against frivolous lawsuits, establishing an early dismissal option for frivolous lawsuits, ensuring new laws cannot create causes of action unless expressly established by the Legislature, and setting up speedier trials and limited discovery for lawsuits with claims between $10,000 and $100,000. The governor was joined by Rep. Brandon Creighton and Sen. Joan Huffman, who are sponsoring House Bill 274 and Senate Bill 13 to address this issue.
Office of the Governor

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State of the State

Governor Perry delivered his State of the State address this week, proposing to consolidate or suspend non-critical state agencies in order to make state government more streamlined and efficient. The governor also outlined his priorities for the 82nd Legislative Session, including balancing the budget without raising taxes, preserving essential services, and strengthening Texas' position as a national economic leader through sound policies. Check out the Governor's entire State of the State address below.

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