Setting the stage for a raucous vote in the Texas House, a divided Appropriations Committee approved a bill Tuesday that rejects Medicaid expansion in favor of private market strategies for insuring low-income Texans.
After a rushed morning meeting that featured little debate, the chamber’s largest committee voted 15-9 to approve the bill by Rep. John Zerwas, R-Simonton. All no votes were from Republicans, including several who said they felt hurried and wanted a longer committee debate.
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