The Texas House on Thursday cleared an emergency budget bill that will cover the $4.5 billion tab for Medicaid that lawmakers intentionally left unpaid two years ago.
House Bill 10, which will now head to the Senate, must be signed into law by early March or doctors, hospitals, nursing homes and other health care providers will not get paid for serving the 3 million low-income children, elderly and disabled Texans in Medicaid.
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