Pressure builds on Texas governer to accept Medicaid expansion

Published by the Dallas/Fort Worth Healthcare Daily: Another report has calculated the potential financial cost of Texas foregoing Medicaid expansion. According to the study, prepared by former Texas deputy comptroller Billy Hamilton, the expansion would create about 231,000 jobs by 2016 and ease the financial burden borne by counties, cities and local hospital districts. The study said Medicaid expansion would cut the state’s uninsured rate by 25 percent and provide insurance for up to 2 million people. READ MORE