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: