The Brief: Top Texas News for Feb. 21, 2013

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Florida Gov. Rick Scott’s about-face on a key component of federal health care reform has turned attention toward Texas and Gov. Rick Perry.

On Wednesday, Scott became the latest — and highest-profile — Republican governor to begrudgingly agree to the vast Medicaid expansion under the new health care law, which will provide coverage for 1 million Floridians. 

"While the federal government is committed to paying 100 percent of the cost of new people in Medicaid, I cannot in good conscience deny the uninsured access to care," Scott said in a speech.

Though Republican governors, like Scott, helped lead ...

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