Rick Perry and the Texas legislature want the country to know they not only oppose the Medicaid expansion but will make damn sure it's not something Texas ever does!
Moochers shouldn't bother if they live in Texas:
Perry, a Republican, notified the Obama administration last summer his state would not expand Medicaid, which provides healthcare for low-income people. He repeated his opposition in an April news conference at which he called expansion "foolish."
The proposal, an amendment to a Medicaid-related bill, says state health officials "may only provide medical assistance to a person who would have been otherwise eligible for medical assistance or for whom federal matching funds were available under the eligibility criteria for medical assistance in effect on December 31, 2013."
In other words, not only will they not expand Medicaid in Texas, but they'll make it illegal to expand Medicaid, ever.
Because liberty! Liberty to suffer, liberty to die. Good job, Texas.