Texas Lawmakers Divided On Medicaid Expansion

Law360, Dallas (March 8, 2013, 9:11 PM EST) -- Several House Democrats said Friday they want Texas to expand its Medicaid coverage to tap into nearly $20 billion of federal funds during the next five years, but influential House Republicans said an expansion would have little benefit for the state’s uninsured, yet come with a too-high price tag.

State lawmakers began debating Medicaid expansion at a House Appropriations Committee hearing, revealing deep divides between conservative Republicans who say the state can’t afford to continue funding a broken system and members who think the time is...
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