In SD-10 Race, Health Care Debate is Front and Center

For a race that encapsulates Texas’ raging health care debates, look no further than Senate District 10 in Fort Worth — the matchup between incumbent Democrat Wendy Davis and her challenger, Republican state Rep. Mark Shelton.

Shelton, a pediatric infectious disease specialist at Cook Children’s Hospital, wants to repeal federal health reform (“this is about government-run health care versus patient-centered health care”), prevent a Medicaid expansion (“it affects access to care”) and keep Planned Parenthood far away from state-subsidized women’s health care.

“Everyone is for women’s health,” Shelton said. Planned Parenthood “is about taxpayer funding of abortions and late-term abortions ...

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