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What Perry's Stance on Medicaid Expansion Means to Texas Hospitals



Expanding Medicaid in the Lone Star State threatens it with "financial ruin," says Governor Rick Perry in a letter to Kathleen Sebelius. But hospital leaders, footing large bills for uncompensated care, see the move as a double whammy. They've already agreed to cuts in disproportionate share hospital payments in exchange for an expanded Medicaid program.



2 comments on "What Perry's Stance on Medicaid Expansion Means to Texas Hospitals"
Lou DeNino (7/27/2012 at 12:14 PM)

I think there is penty of room for negotiation between Texas and HHS on perhaps phasing-in expansion of medicaid in exchange for waivers allowing Texas to launch an "experiment" in tailoring benefits and co-pays for medicaid beneficiaries. It could be a win-win and Texas could take the credit and claim victory. It's all in how you spin it.
Karen Willingham (7/12/2012 at 1:08 PM)

I'm hoping that the political factors do not play a part in the healthcare structure that has been set forth by our President and that over time many states will allow the plan to role out and see the benefit in providing healthcare for everyone. This will benefit the economy by increasing the employment market, with healthcare growing as rapidly as it is, this is sure to bring even more jobs in healthcare. We need to stop fighting the programs that are going to benefit the people, help the needy, and the economy.