FMAP and Health Insurance: Testimony to the House Select Committee on Federal Economic Stabilization Funding

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Anne Dunkelberg /(512) 320-0222 x 102

March 12, 2009

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Texas is expected to get $5.45 billion in federal funds to help pay for Medicaid through 2011. Congress intended these funds to make sure that in a time of economic hardship when the need is greatest:

  1. states do not cut Medicaid, and
  2. states have extra funds to meet the increased number of uninsured as unemployment rises and incomes decline.