In the face of opposition from prominent Texas Republicans and Gov. Rick Perry, an increasing number of local government officials are urging legislators to expand Medicaid and obtain a federal funding windfall.
Four Central Texas counties stand to gain $446.6 million in 2016, with more than half of that going to Travis County doctors, hospitals and other providers who would take care of newly covered adults, according to a study by consultant Billy Hamilton, a former deputy comptroller for Texas.
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