Senators Take On Health Care Costs, Medicaid Expansion

Texas budget writers got a briefing on the state’s health care programs Wednesday, and many of the biggest questions focused on how the state can reduce fraud and what to do about ever-increasing health care costs.

The state Senate’s initial budget proposal spends more than $70 billion on health and human services, a 2 percent increase from the current budget. But so far the Senate hasn’t funded enrollment growth in Medicaid, the program that provides health care for low-income and disabled Texans.

Audio: Ben Philpott's story for KUT News

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