By Matt Glazer (Contact)
To be delivered to: The Texas State House and The Texas State Senate
Lt. Governor David Dewhurst recently declared that in his opinion expanding Medicaid is "off the table." That is unacceptable.
Expanding Medicaid would help over 1 million Texans gain insurance, allow hospital districts and counties to experience new financial and social benefits, and bring billions of dollars into Texas communities. Texas researchers projected that expanding Medicaid would be an economic windfall for our state, bringing 6 billion dollars into Texas between 2014 and 2017. This is enough money to pay for nearly 90,000 nurses or more than 33,200 family doctors, serving as a huge economic stimulus for our state.
Texans must come together to declare their support of Medicaid expansion—an opportunity to cover all of our state’s uninsured citizens who earn up to 138% of the federal poverty level.
Tell your Texas legislator right now that Texas and its residents need this solution and call on their public support to expand Medicaid today.
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