Gov. Greg Abbott and other top leaders are talking about trimming the state’s budget, including in health care and education.
Meanwhile, the state’s main doctor group, the Texas Medical Association, is asking Abbott — again — to accept federal Medicaid expansion.
That’s the governmental insurance plan for low-income communities, paid for almost entirely by the federal government. And some legislators and others say that could painlessly solve the state’s budget problems.
The TMA letter pointed out that Texas is one of just 14 states to have turned down Medicaid expansion.
It would cover more than 1 million people, currently locked out from accessing those benefits because they make too much money.