Skip to main content
Texas Legislature 2021

Texas House votes down budget amendment aimed at giving health coverage to more uninsured Texans

The Texas Legislature has declined to pass any broad expansion of state and federal health care coverage for uninsured Texans since the Affordable Care Act of 2010 required states to expand Medicaid — a provision later struck down by the U.S. Supreme Court.

Dr. Spencer R. Berthelsen, M.D., saw a patient at the Kelsey-Seybold clinic in Sugar Land on Sept. 22, 2011.

Support public-service journalism that gets the context right

Yes, I'll donate today