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Texas Medicaid Director: 91 Percent Of Texans Will Have Insurance If State Implements Obamacare

By Igor Volsky  

"Texas Medicaid Director: 91 Percent Of Texans Will Have Insurance If State Implements Obamacare"

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Texas Republicans are taking a hardline against implementing the exchanges in the Affordable Care Act and currently have “no plans to implement an exchange” in the state. But during a House Public Health and Insurance Committees hearing yesterday, Billy Millwee, the State Medicad Director told lawmakers that “the percentage of Texans with health insurance will increase to 91 percent – up from 74 percent today – after the national health care law takes effect in 2014.” Texas — which has the highest rate of uninsured Americans — has the most to gain from implementing the law.

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