Texas Lawmakers Pass Bill Blocking Medicaid Expansion

Law360, New York (May 28, 2013, 1:27 PM EDT) -- The Texas Legislature on Sunday approved a long-term health care measure that includes an amendment blocking the state from unilaterally expanding its Medicaid program, a Republican-backed move that makes good on the state's intent to opt out of expansions outlined in the federal Affordable Care Act.

Both the state House of Representatives and state Senate adopted the conference committee report for Senate Bill 7, which aims to redesign Texas' Medicaid long-term care system by establishing a coordinated care plan for ensuring that seniors and individuals with...
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