Texas & National Health Reform: Who Will Gain Coverage; Issues for Texans and State Government

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January 15, 2010

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As the Senate and House leadership worked to negotiate a compromise national health reform bill, the CPPP’s Anne Dunkelberg made this presentation comparing key coverage features of the bills and illustrating the scope of increased Medicaid enrollment and costs under the 2 bills to the Texas Public Policy Foundation’s Annual Policy Orientation. Medicaid expansion and increased take-up by already-eligible kids will require significant new state Medicaid dollars, but those will be offset with Texas receiving from 10 to 13 new federal matching dollars for each state dollar Texas must contribute.