AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — State officials told lawmakers that the percentage of Texans with health insurance would rise from 74 percent to 91 percent under new federal health care rules.
State Medicaid Director Billy Millwee also said the state is prepared for new laws, whether the U.S. Supreme Court declares them constitutional or not.
The House Public Health and Insurance Committees met at the Capitol on Monday to hear about how the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act will affect the state.
The Republican-controlled Legislature has repeatedly complained about the changes in health care law. Lawmakers also heard testimony on the rising cost of health care and the difficulties in paying for government programs.
2. I'm surprised that the number of insured is 74% in Texas
That seems really high to me. How did they come up with that number I wonder? I imagine it would include anyone who qualifies for government subsidized health care programs. Not that I consider those programs "insurance".
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