The Brief: Texas Political News for Aug. 9, 2013

The Big Conversation

Obamacare — how Texas should implement it and how opponents in Washington should fight it — was a hot topic in Austin on Thursday, and the views expressed were not necessarily the most predictable.

During a visit to Austin City Hall, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said the federal government was open to a "uniquely Texan" approach to expanding Medicaid coverage under the Affordable Care Act in the Lone Star State.

As the Trib's Becca Aaronson reported, the $90 billion committed by the federal government to extending health benefits to poor Texans via the state's ...

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