The poet William Stafford set himself the task of writing a poem a day. When someone asked him what he would do when his poem-of-the-day wasn't very good, he replied "I simply lower my standards." In order to increase output, the bar here is set at a low level - the point of this is to have some fun with current events and politics. I welcome contributions and comments. Now you can also follow Doggerelo on Twitter (@doggerelo). Because of continuing medical problems, I'm no longer able to post a poem-a-day. I'll continue to post poems, but at a reduced frequency, so please stay tuned.

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Rick Opts Out

Despite being ranked worst  in the nation for health care delivery, Texans will not be receiving any benefits from the Affordable Care Act if Governor Rick Perry has his way.  He announced that Texas would not set up insurance exchanges nor accept increased Medicaid funds as set forth in the Affordable Care Act.  He declared, “Neither a ‘state’ exchange nor the expansion of Medicaid under this program would result in better ‘patient protection’ or in more ‘affordable care.’”  That's just wrong, but Perry's ideological blinders won't permit him to admit it.


Rick Perry says Obamacare

is not for Texans. He don't care

if health care in his state is worst,

He simply will not be coerced

into doing something that is right

although it'd help relieve the plight

of Texans who are uninsured

because of costs they can't afford. 

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