The Big Republican Lie for 2010: Health Care

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Texas Republicans are going to lie, every day from now until November, about health care costs. Elise Hu with the Texas Tribune reports, “Blame it On Health Care”:

As Elise reports, the health care bill will not contribute, in any way, to the $11-$15 billion budget shortfall Rick Perry and Texas' Republican lawmakers. But Republicans will still repeat the claim that the budget shortfall they created is due to the fact that Democrats believe that providing health coverage to $4.3 million more Texans is a good thing.


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Phillip Martin

Currently the Research and Policy Director for Progress Texas and the Texas Research Institute, Phillip Martin writes occasional long-form pieces for BOR that promote focused analysis and insight into Texas politics. Born and raised in Austin, Phillip started working in politics in 2003 and started writing on BOR in the summer of 2005. Phillip has worked for the Texas Democratic Trust, the Texas Legislative Study Group, and now the Progress Texas family. He is a lifelong Houston Astros fan, a loyal Longhorn, and loves swimming at Barton Springs Pool.

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