July 14, 2002
Would you believe...

A new poll shows that a majority of Texans favor a publicly funded national health-care plan. Fifty-two percent favored such a plan, while 43 percent opposed it. Nationally, only 40% like this idea.

One person who ought to be worried about this is Governor Goodhair. Only 57% of Hispanics in Texas have health insurance, yet he vetoed a bill to expand Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program. As Clay Robison notes, Tony Sanchez's latest TV ad attacks him for this veto, and links high insurance rates in the state to Perry's close relationship with the insurance lobby. I've seen this ad, and it's pretty harsh. It's just gonna get uglier from there.

Posted by Charles Kuffner on July 14, 2002 to The great state of Texas