Perry proposed repeal of the Affordable Care Act, which he called “another example of one-size-fits-all coming out of Washington, D.C.” And he noted that Texas chose not to participate in Medicaid expansion.
“Texas has been criticized for having a large number of uninsured,” he said, “but that’s what Texans wanted. They did not want a large government program forcing everyone to purchase insurance.”
Actually, that's not really accurate. According to a poll by the University of Texas and the Texas Tribune taken in 2013, it would seem that the governor is quite mistaken in his assessment:
Most of the provisions in Obamacare get overwhelming support (at least 2/3s in all but one category), the medicaid expansion in particular being quite popular.
Of course, Perry may get off on a technicality because while people may love the provisions in Obamacare, they hate the idea of "Obamacare" with only a third viewing it favorably.
Still, the point is that the great state of Texas isn't as freedom-loving as Perry thinks it is.