A Band-Aid for Medicaid

The Texas Senate passes its version of the supplemental appropriations bill for some cash-strapped state agencies.
Tue March 5, 2013 5:30 pm
Sen. Tommy Williams during Tuesday's debate over HB10 on the Senate floor.
Marjorie Kamys Cotera

The debate over whether Texas should expand its Medicaid program is still raging. Funding the current program, though: that much we can do. The proof came on Tuesday, when the Senate passed its version of HB10, the first supplemental appropriations bill of the session. The bill, which the House of Representatives passed last week, allocates about $4.7 billion from the state’s general revenue accounts to pay for Medicaid spending in the current (2012-2013) biennium.

That the bill passed was the opposite of a surprise. In

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