Guest Column: Texas Should Not Expand Medicaid

The Texas Medicaid program is an indispensable part of the health care safety net for our state’s neediest, most vulnerable residents. State lawmakers have a responsibility to ensure that it delivers quality coverage and adequate access to care for those who rely on it, and also that the taxpayer-funded program is efficient and sustainable over the long term.

That is precisely why they should not expand it.

Put bluntly, Medicaid provides the worst health care outcomes in the country at the worst value to taxpayers. Providers in Texas have been abandoning the program for years, citing low reimbursement rates and ...

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