The Texas Public Policy Foundation, a conservative think tank, joined with Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst and House Public Health Chair Lois Kolkhorst this morning to offer solutions to the state's Medicaid cost crunch. They suggested Medicaid, which currently makes up 28 percent of the state budget, will grow to nearly half of the state budget in the 2014-15 biennium, a spike they said is completely unsustainable.
"Even without Obamacare, the cost of Medicaid will double every decade," said TPPF Executive Director Arlene Wohlgemuth. "Reform is not only necessary, but it is quite feasible."
TPPF's potential solutions?
— Replacing Medicaid ...