How the Election Will Affect Health Care in Texas

If President Obama wins a second term and the Affordable Care Act stays in place, the debate will likely turn to whether Texas will join an expansion of Medicaid.

Gov. Rick Perry says Texas will opt-out of that expansion. But Anne Dunkelberg of the Center for Public Policy Priorities, a liberal state policy think-tank, says the state’s largest counties — which have the most to gain monetarily from joining the program — may band together to force the expansion.

Audio: Ben Philpott's story for KUT News

“I don’t see them doing an end run,” Dunkelberg said. “I do see ...

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