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Texas Lawmakers Fight Over Medicaid Expansion

Gov. Rick Perry and other top GOP leaders said Medicaid is broken, and adding more Texans to the program would bankrupt the state. Expansion advocates said it would reduce the state's uninsured population, largely on the federal dime.

The state's top Republican leaders joined forces on Monday in their opposition to expanding Medicaid. Gov. Rick Perry said Medicaid is broken, and adding more Texans to the rolls would eventually bankrupt the state. Advocates for expanding Medicaid say it would be a cost-effective way to bring down the state's high uninsured population, largely on the federal dime.  

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