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Rick Perry competes with Michele Bachmann for endorsement of seven-foot tall doctors.
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Texas governor and presidential candidate Rick Perry is proving to be fantastic fodder for an otherwise painfully slow news week. Get a load of this one.
URBANDALE, Iowa -- Texas Gov. Rick Perry on Wednesday warned that President Obama's health reform law could result in the death of ill patients, relating the story of a cancer patient he met Tuesday at a campaign stop in Creston, Iowa.

"She came up to me and she said 'Governor, if you don't get rid of Obamacare, I'm dead," he recounted. "She said they will never take care of me. And that's a powerful testimony by that lady."

Perhaps this is the same woman who talks to Michele Bachmann about HPV vaccinations. Or maybe the woman's seven-foot tall doctor told her that.

(Excuse me for injecting a moment of reality here. The Affordable Care Act won't change how anyone's cancer is treated. It'll just make sure that you can't lose your insurance because you've had cancer.)

Originally posted to Joan McCarter on Wed Dec 28, 2011 at 10:08 AM PST.

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