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Medicaid expansion picks up bipartisan support in the Texas House, but hurdles remain

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Trish and her 12-year-old son look out into the sunset at Canyon Lake on April 13, 2021. Trish earns too much to qualify for Medicaid in Texas but too little to afford her own health insurance. Her son does qualify for Medicaid. Credit: Montinique Monroe for The Texas Tribune

 

Medicaid expansion in Texas

“We exist, and we matter”

“It’s not like we’re going to go see a doctor every chance we get,” she said. “It’s just to have that card in your back pocket to go get a physical or see a doctor if there’s an emergency. It means a lot to people like us. We exist, and we matter, and we don’t deserve to be treated like trash on the bottom of someone’s feet.”

ARTICLE COURTESY TEXASTRIBUNE.ORG

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