HOUSTON – Medicaid is the health care safety net for millions of Americans.
During the pandemic, when many people lost their jobs and their health coverage, Medicaid became even more important for people struggling.
Texas is one of only 12 states that chose not to take additional federal money to expand Medicaid coverage in a political battle that’s been going on for years.
However, in a small step forward Wednesday, Texas lawmakers voted to go ahead with a bill that would cover one of the most vulnerable groups: mothers and babies.
Now, one million low-income Texans are hoping for a full expansion soon.