Debra Medina Talks Health Care

Former gubernatorial candidate Debra Medina took her free market politics to the Texas Senate on Thursday. On the tea party's version of Christmas — tax day — she engaged in a lively debate with lawmakers on the Health and Human Services Committee over health insurance reform, and how the state regulates health care.

“I support moving 'paying for quantity' toward 'paying for quality,'” said Medina, a registered nurse. “But I believe we’ve got to resist this effort to tell the private sector what that is.”

Lawmakers fired back — relatively pleasantly. “Should we have any rules? Or ...

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