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Fox host grills Rick Perry on uninsured Texans: ‘Is that looking out for the little guy?’

On Fox News this Sunday, host Chris Wallace grilled Texas governor Rick Perry on what Wallace called his state’s “highest uninsured rate in the country,” reminding Perry that “more than one in five Texans didn’t have health coverage.”

On Fox News this Sunday, host Chris Wallace grilled Texas governor Rick Perry on what Wallace called his state’s “highest uninsured rate in the country,” reminding Perry that “more than one in five Texans didn’t have health coverage.”

“Is that looking out for the little guy?” Wallace asked.

“If how you keep score is how many people you force to buy insurance, well then I would say that’s how you keep score,” Perry replied.

“Let me explain what we do in Texas, and this is a state by state decision. We make access to health care the real issue. We passed the most sweeping tort reform in the nation. We have 35,000 more licensed physicians to practice medicine in 2013 than we did a decade before that,” Perry added.

Watch the exchange below, via Mediaite:

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  1. wattdidusay

    June 21, 2015 at 10:15 pm

    What a douche bag, when faux noise grills you (and you are a gop’er) then you know you are bad.

  2. Rob Felber

    June 21, 2015 at 11:34 pm

    Yeah, low paying jobs and all the doctors flock there because you can’t sue them or you’re limited in how much you can sue them for when they kill you, paralyze you, or screw up in some way due to their own negligence. If I were a doctor I would move there too knowing people couldn’t hold me responsible for my actions. This guy should just be a hair and shampoo model and leave the big boy jobs to the adults.

  3. Ken

    June 21, 2015 at 11:57 pm

    Rick Perry is not only full of himself. Hes also full of Sarah Palin to.

  4. Me Gail

    June 22, 2015 at 12:18 am

    Ken, don’t forget, he is also full of shit.

  5. Linda Warren

    June 22, 2015 at 12:56 am

    Rick speaks w/a forked tongue .

  6. james stathopoulos

    June 22, 2015 at 1:40 am

    Why did Wallace not ask: How do the uninsured people pay for the accessible healthcare! More obfuscation by Fox.

  7. James M. Vandeventer

    June 22, 2015 at 1:49 am

    Very well put!

  8. Motherearth

    June 22, 2015 at 9:33 am

    Having “access” and being able to afford it are two different things! It is a luck thing that parents can’t sue, because he made every child in the state take Guardisil. Just guinea pigs for big Pharma! I hope it works out for the children of your state.

  9. Christiane Bagnato

    June 22, 2015 at 12:29 pm

    LMAO! “That’s how we do things in Texas!” Access to health care? What do you think the Affordable Care Act is you idiot? The government doesn’t “FORCE” anyone to buy insurance, you pathetic moron. The government, under President Obama, has given millions the opportunity to HAVE access to AFFORDABLE health care. Everyone has ACCESS to health care…the issue is whether or not people can afford to buy it. My God…this man is so stupid it’s incredible.

  10. Ricky

    June 22, 2015 at 3:22 pm

    What a deceitful POS.

  11. Melinda Killie

    June 23, 2015 at 1:02 pm

    Yea, I would believe that Rick Perry answered like that because he and the rest of the republcian/tea party clown party are a bunch of ignorant, hateful, racist, bigoted, babbling morons!

  12. Al Wolf Stann

    June 23, 2015 at 2:13 pm

    I guess that’s where all the sh1tty docs go.

  13. Melis

    June 23, 2015 at 2:30 pm

    Perry uses deflection instead of answering coherently. It is absolutely no benefit to Texans to add more doctors and better quality healthcare, if the people can’t afford to see and be treated by them.
    What a shame. I’m sad for Texas.

  14. Laurel

    June 23, 2015 at 3:17 pm

    The fact that he even thinks he could be president, makes him so delusional, that he is unqualified to be president.

  15. Justin H

    June 23, 2015 at 4:54 pm

    Who is paying for “access” to medical care if people don’t have insurance? Back to the little guy because all those doctors are not working for free

  16. jgtbh

    June 23, 2015 at 7:19 pm

    what good does it do to have great medical centers and great doctors if you don’t have the means to go to them?

  17. joebbz

    June 23, 2015 at 10:07 pm

    Nice deflection, nullification ,deflect and redirect. He had some mighty big shoes to fill Dubue ain’t no pushover…. oh , wait, yes he is . Well as Rick said, “Running for President ain’t no IQ test, derp.

  18. skravetz

    June 24, 2015 at 5:53 am

    He didn’t answer Mr. Wallace’s question.

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