We recently checked a claim by Sen. Ted Cruz on expanding Medicaid, the health insurance program for the poor. "Our friends who are saying they want health care do not realize that expanding Medicaid will worsen health care options for the most vulnerable among us in Texas," Cruz said. We rated it False.
Hours after approving the measure, the Texas House backpedaled on an amendment to the 2013-14 budget that would have opened the door to negotiations on expanding Medicaid, a key provision of federal health care reform.
A lot of us didnt really understand what was taking place, said state Rep. Phil King, R-Weatherford, who voted in favor of the amendment earlier in the day, then joined a united House Republican delegation in voting to reconsider the measure.
Rep. Geanie Morrison, R-Victoria, who also originally voted in favor of the amendment,
While growing up in Texas, I learned to always respect a man who stands up for his principles. Rick Perry and the other statewide elected officials in my home state are making it pretty difficult to follow that lesson.
With Senators Coryn and Cruz and Representatives Barton and Burgess at his side, the Governor of Texas ripped into President Obama’s Medicaid expansion, calling it a “fool’s errand” and
Medical providers in Longview urged a small audience Tuesday to sway state lawmakers who are contemplating Medicaid expansion to insure some 1.5 million Texans under national health care reform.
The 83rd Legislature will either opt in to the Medicaid expansion element of the Affordable Care Act, also called Obamacare, or turn down about $27 billion in federal money during the coming two-year budget cycle.
A potential third way being explored in Austin is to convince the federal government to provide the money in block grants, without
Here is a quick fact sheet that may help out all advocates of Medicaid expansion.