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rainbow4321 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-27-05 02:28 PM
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Medicaid funding increase only if electricity use increases (WTF?)
http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/news/texass...

At least two moves by lawmakers to restore Medicaid services might not be as restorative as they first appeared.

Advocates for the poor say a closer look shows that additional counseling for poor mentally ill adults will be funded only if electricity use in some parts of the state increases up to 10 percent. The Medicaid boost was funded through utility taxes.

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Some mental health advocates say they were told the money would be there.

Terry Hadley, a spokesman for the Public Utility Commission, said the comptroller's projections are "in line with our estimate as well" meaning it will take heavy power consumption to pay for the counseling.

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tammywammy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-27-05 02:33 PM
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1. A great campaign in the making
Help support Medicaid, lower your thermostat!

You gotta love how those morons run this state. :eyes:
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