Texas Gov. Rick Perry is withstanding pressure and refusing to cave to Obamacare’s call for states to accept Medicaid expansions, saying to do so would be foolish and shortsighted.

“Texas will not be held hostage to the Obama administration’s attempt to force us into this fool’s errand,” he said, during Monday comments quoted by Politico. Mr. Perry is one of a handful of Republican governors who are balking at Medicaid’s expansion for financial reasons.

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