The Medicaid Expansion Merry-Go-Round

Republicans who want to draw down billions in federal dollars to reform Medicaid and shore up the state's budget have been running in circles trying to find common ground between Gov. Rick Perry and the Obama administration and craft a “Texas solution.” And the party-line vote in the House on Thursday to reconsider legislative guidance on Medicaid expansion from the budget — even without an up-or-down vote on the substance — left the issue on life support. 

If Texas spends roughly $15 billion to expand Medicaid over the next ten years, the state could receive up to ...

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