Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Once again, Texas Republicans prove they hate their constituents

I guess it should come as no surprise that Republican Attorney General Gregg Abbott of Texas, the state with the highest percentage of uninsured citizens in the nation, announced he would file suit to prevent the new health care reform law from applying to Texans.

That could mean health insurance companies in Texas could continue to raise premiums, deny health care to the sick, blacklist those with pre-existing conditions and force the elderly to pay increasingly higher costs for their prescriptions.

The good news is that most constitutional scholars say the tactic won't work because the law is framed as a tax, which the federal government has the power to create.

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