Health Advocates Make Case for Medicaid Expansion

Health care advocates flocked to the Capitol on Thursday to urge the Senate Finance Committee to consider the benefits of expanding Medicaid to impoverished adults, restoring funding for family planning services cut last session and encouraging a redesign of the state’s health delivery system to help additional disabled and low-income Texans.

“Our Medicaid system is far from perfect, but for people that don’t have access to health care, it can be a life saver,” said Kim Campbell, a Texan with multiple sclerosis, who testified in favor of lawmakers expanding Medicaid to cover impoverished adults.

On Wednesday, the committee heard ...

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