How Rick Perry's Attempt to Privatize Medicaid Wasted Millions While Enriching Lobbyists and Hedge Funds
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While it isn't clear yet whether his administration's Medicaid operations were corrupt or incompetent or both, none of this has fazed Perry at all. He went on to reappoint the Texas health and human services commissioner who oversaw the entire mess -- and then to run for president himself, as the populist who will "reform" Social Security, Medicare and, of course, Medicaid.
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