The Texas House gave final approval Tuesday to a Medicaid reform bill that includes an amendment rejecting Medicaid expansion under the federal Affordable Care Act.
Rep. Jeff Leach, R-Plano, said his amendment takes away authority for the head of the state’s Health and Human Services Commission to negotiate Medicaid expansion with the federal government — potentially providing coverage for up to 1.5 million low-income, uninsured Texans — without approval from the Legislature.
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