In 1993, as Agricultural Commissioner for the State of Texas, Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry sent the following letter to then-first lady Hillary Clinton praising her health care reform scheme.
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Sure, it's not exactly a fullthroated endorsement of HillaryCare, but, can the Tea Party really afford to trust a man like 'Gardasil' Rick Perry?
More here: Perry letter commending Hillary Clinton found.
Oh, but that's not all ... In 2001, Rick Perry was pushing a "bi-national" health care scheme with Mexico!
There is nothing like going to Governor Perry’s own words on various matters.
Office of the Governor Rick Perry of the State of Texas
Legislation authored by border legislators Pat Haggerty and Eddie Lucio establishes an important study that will look at the feasibility of bi-national health insurance. This study recognizes that the Mexican and U.S. sides of the border compose one region, and we must address health care problems throughout that region. That's why I am also excited that Texas Secretary of State Henry Cuellar is working on an initiative that could extend the benefits of telemedicine to individuals living on the Mexican side of the border.
But the effort to combat disease and illness requires greater cooperative efforts between our two nations. It is a simple truth that disease knows no boundaries. An outbreak of drug-resistant tuberculosis, for example, endangers citizens of both our nations. We have much to gain if we work together to expand preventative care, and treat maladies unique to this region.
The fruits of NAFTA have just begun to ripen. At the same time, we must not allow the roots of the tree to become poisoned. The NAFTA agreement not only signaled a new era of economic possibility, but a new era of bi-national cooperation.
Can you really trust a guy like Rick Perry to be president?