— Right for Texas —
WHY IS MEDICAID EXPANSION RIGHT
1. It helps the state budget. The federal government pays 90% of the cost, while resulting state savings and revenue exceed our 10% share = we make money. 2. It works. Expansion brings better health, fewer ER visits, less smoking, higher employment, improved family financial stability, and much more. 3. It boosts the economy. TXMedX would bring home billions of Texas tax dollars, creating jobs and increasing productivity.
For more, please see my op-ed from last Spring. But don’t take my word for it; see this letter published by four leading Texas analysts, and these recent studies on the state economy, on the state budget, and on county economics.