Perry under pressure: Will Texas fall to Obamacare?Submitted by PH's Liberty on Sun, 03/31/2013 - 18:42
Financial Times | March 31, 2013
Rick Perry, the governor of Texas, is facing pressure from fellow Republicans to drop his opposition to accepting billions of dollars in federal funds under the “Obamacare” reforms and extend health insurance to 1.5m of the state’s poorest citizens.
These lawmakers want to begin negotiations with the Obama administration to expand and privatise Medicaid in a way that could be acceptable to both conservatives and the US president.
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According to an analysis by the state’s former budget estimator, expanding Medicaid would cost Texas $15bn over 10 years, but would open the door to $100bn in new federal funds over that period.
“Senator Cruz remains opposed to any expansion of Medicaid under Obamacare. It would be completely irresponsible to add more people to a programme that clearly does not work. Medicaid must be reformed and states must be given flexibility to implement the program that’s best for their state,”...[a spokeswoman for Mr Cruz said.]
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