After A Decade Of Refusing Medicaid Expansion, Texas Lawmakers Might Be Forced To Reconsider
The state’s health care coverage crisis has gone from bad to worse during the pandemic. Experts say Medicaid expansion remains the best way to address it.
Texas remains one of the few states in the country that has not expanded its Medicaid program to more low-income adults. The pandemic might compel state lawmakers to at least consider changing that during the upcoming legislative session, though.
Luis Figueroa, legislative and policy director for the public policy think tank Every Texan, said the pandemic has "changed the calculus" for lawmakers considering what to do about the state’s coverage crisis.
"I am not guaranteeing that everybody has seen the light," he said, "but I think there will be more robust discussions that have been previously closed."...