A thousand people in Travis County — three-quarters of them legal residents with green cards — will be transitioned into “Obamacare,” a move expected to save taxpayers hundreds of thousands of dollars in health care costs, Central Health officials said Wednesday.
The groups being transitioned are enrolled in Central Health’s Medical Access Program for low-income Travis County residents. Because their household incomes fall below the federal poverty line, they make co-pays of $7 to $30 to offset their health costs. Taxpayers bear the rest of the cost.
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