Lawmakers Seeing Possibilities on Medicaid Expansion

Gov. Rick Perry has adamantly said that Texas will not expand Medicaid, one of the key provisions of the federal Affordable Care Act. But as other previously opposed Republican-led states have started seeking common ground with the Obama administration, state health leaders are laying the foundation for such compromise in Texas.

And news that the federal government had negotiated with Arkansas to allow that state to use billions of dollars in Medicaid funds to buy private health insurance for the state's poorest residents — seemingly unthinkable as recently as a few months ago — has some Texas Republicans intrigued ...

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