- Sep 29, 2007
- Reaction score
- Political Leaning
Currently, Texas spends $20 billion annually to provide Medicaid health care to poor children, pregnant women, disabled adults and nursing home residents.
If it left the program, the state would lose 60 percent – or $12 billion – in federal matching funds. In addition, Texas has the highest rate of uninsured residents in the nation.
Gov. Rick Perry calls for federal health care law's repeal as book tour returns to Texas | News for Dallas, Texas | Dallas Morning News | Texas Politics | The Dallas Morning News
And we already have a 20 billion dollar budget "gap." Where is this 12 billion gonna come from or even half that?
In other news:
Dallas' Parkland hospital honored for high organ donation rate
Dallas' Parkland hospital honored for high organ donation rate | News for Dallas, Texas | Dallas Morning News | Breaking News for Dallas-Fort Worth | Dallas Morning News
This is our county hospital supported by tax dollars including medicaid dollars. And congrats to them. It most likely is where I will get a heart transplant.