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Texas still hasn't expanded Medicaid. That's leaving a gap in coverage for hundreds of thousands.

More and more states have decided to expand Medicaid, but Texas has not budged. With more than a half million Texans in the so-called health coverage gap, will the politics of the issue shift in next year's legislative session?

Tanya Walker, who now lives in Wichita, Kansas, said it was difficult to manage her diabetes without having health coverage.
Texas Governor Rick Perry hosts a working session on Medicaid expansion for U.S. Senators John Cornyn, Ted Cruz and other conservative stakeholders at the Texas Capitol on April 1, 2013.

Kids on Medicaid, parents not

The gap’s origins in Texas

Emergency rooms get flooded

‘Dead on arrival’

Department of Public Safety troopers guard the governor's office on April 1, 2013, as a group protests Republicans' stance on Medicaid expansion.

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