Medicaid Expansion in Spotlight as Session Heats Up

Will Texas expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act? That’s the $100 billion question at the Capitol this session. The state’s Republican leadership says no, but supporters of federal health care reform may be gaining traction.

A recent report by former Deputy Comptroller Billy Hamilton indicated that if the state spent $15 billion on a Medicaid expansion over 10 years, it would get $100 billion back, and about 231,000 new jobs by 2016. 

Audio: Ben Philpott's story for KUT News

“To look at something that helps to create jobs in Texas, that helps improve the health ...

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