Texas Lawmakers Working to Reform Medicaid

Regardless of how the Supreme Court rules on President Obama’s health care reforms next month, the state of Texas is pursuing plans to completely revamp the way it runs Medicaid. Of course, it must first get the federal government’s approval.

A joint oversight committee made up of House and Senate members met Wednesday morning to hear from the state’s top public health officials and stakeholders on the process they’ll pursue to cut as many strings as possible from federal funding for the entitlement program that serves the state's poorest adults and children. The key operative word here: flexibility.

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