In Texas, Obama Calls on Perry to Expand Medicaid

During a visit to Dallas on Wednesday, President Obama called on Gov. Rick Perry to expand Medicaid under the federal Affordable Care Act and commended grassroots advocates for their work to educate uninsured residents on health insurance options under the new law.

"All of you understand that there’s no state that actually needs this more than Texas,” Obama said.

He emphasized that other states that chose to expand Medicaid have seen their rates of the uninsured decrease, such as Arkansas, where it dropped by 14 percent. “Your neighboring states have made that decision, because they look at it and ...

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