Budget Decision Puts Off Medicaid Problem to 2013

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

A deal reached on how to pay for Texas' health and human services programs puts off paying the bill to 2013.

In a deal reached this week, a conference committee made up of
House and Senate lawmakers decided not to fund the expected growth
in Medicaid.

Budget experts warned that could mean a $4.8 billion deficit when the Legislature meets again in two years.

Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst says he hopes reforms passed this year will bring that number down.

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