Interfaith Groups Rally for Medicaid Expansion

Interfaith groups and Democratic state legislators rallied on the Capitol steps Wednesday in support of expanding Medicaid to impoverished adults, as directed by federal health reform.

"We don't want more mothers dying. We don't want to lose more brothers," said Rosalie Tristan, a leader of Valley Interfaith. "We want you to do something. We don't want you to do nothing."

Gov. Rick Perry has repeatedly said Texas will not expand Medicaid when the federal mandate to purchase health insurance begins in 2014. Many Texas Republicans have argued that Medicaid expansion would overburden the state budget, endanger access ...

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