Month: November 2021
Texans are bearing the cost of keeping the working class out of the statehouse
In March, members of the Texas House of Representatives presented a proposal to expand Medicaid benefits. The bill, signed by 67 Democrats and nine Republicans, had enough votes to pass. It would have set Texas on the path to join the majority of US states (38 so far) that have expanded their populations’ eligibility for Medicaid—which provides healthcare insurance to low-income groups—since it became a possibility under the Affordable Care Act (ACA).
In Texas, Medicaid is ...
How the House spending bill would expand health care benefits
The Biden administration and other supporters of the spending bill’s health-care components say it would bring about the most significant expansion of affordable care since a previous Democratic Congress passed the Affordable Care Act 11 years ago.