After Florida Medicaid Reversal, Hints of Compromise in Texas

Florida Gov. Rick Scott announced on Wednesday that he would accept an expansion of Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act. The decision leaves Texas as the last big-state holdout.

In a statement on Wednesday, Gov. Rick Perry reiterated his stance on the expansion, saying it would be “irresponsible to add more Texans and dump more taxpayer dollars into an unsustainable system.”

State Sen. Jane Nelson, R-Flower Mound, has a slightly softer stance.

Audio: Ben Philpott's story for KUT News

“I’m opposed to any expansion of Medicaid that doesn’t give Texas the flexibility that we want,” said Nelson ...

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