Just as you can’t judge a book by its cover, you can’t judge the Affordable Care Act without knowing the history and current trends.
Gov. Rick Perry’s comment that Medicaid is a failed federal program is just plain wrong. Medicaid, overall, has been a success since it began in 1965. The Medicaid expansion will save lives and reduce poverty; have little to no cost and save money; boost local economies and save jobs; build a stronger health care system for all Texans; and provide roughly 1.5 million uninsured Texans with health coverage.
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Flores is executive director of La Fe Policy Research and Education Center in San Antonio.
Gov. Rick Perry was right to veto regents bill, argues Anne Neal, president of the American Council of Trustees and Alumni.
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