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    Is alive and well. Texas Republican party platform endorses it.  But kids should not get any medical care:

    In Texas, some Republicans — bolstered by their expanded majority in the State House — say the strings attached to Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) are bankrupting the state, which is staring down a budget hole that some have estimated as high as $25 billion. They argue that states could provide more efficient and cost-effective care for children, the disabled and the impoverished by either giving up federal matching money altogether or getting federal officials to grant states waivers to provide health care as they see fit.

    Although the federal government covers 60 percent of Texas’ costs, Rick Perry says he can do it cheaper and better without the help.  Is this hubris or what?

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    http://www.nytimes.com/...

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