Health Leaders Say They're Ready for Federal Reforms

Like it or not, Texas lawmakers know they may eventually have to implement federal health care reforms.

On Monday, state officials at a joint meeting of the House Insurance and Public Health committees told lawmakers that Texas is ready to move forward with President Obama's health care reform package next month, regardless of whether the U.S. Supreme Court strikes down parts or all of it.

"It has been a balancing act trying to determine how much planning to do versus waiting for the outcome," Billy Millwee, the deputy commissioner of the Health and Human Services Commission, told the ...

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