Experts say Texas would be among the biggest beneficiaries of President Barack Obama's health care overhaul. The state stands to gain coverage for nearly 4 million uninsured residents.
But Gov. Rick Perry opposes the health law, and he's blocked moves to lay the groundwork for expanding coverage.
It's not clear what he would put in its place. Among the alternatives he's supported is an untested regional solution.
With Perry running for the Republican presidential nomination, health care in Texas and his own ideas as governor will be scrutinized on the national stage.
Texas boasts world-renowned facilities such as the MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston. Texas also has the highest proportion of uninsured residents of any state - 26 percent.
To comment, the following rules must be followed:
Comments may be monitored for inappropriate content, but the station is under no legal obligation to do so.
If you believe a comment violates the above rules, please use the Flagging Tool to alert a Moderator.
Flagging does not guarantee removal.
Multiple violations may result in account suspension.
Decisions to suspend or unsuspend accounts are made by Station Moderators.
Questions may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please provide detailed information.
Viewers with disabilities can get assistance accessing this station's FCC Public Inspection File by contacting the station with the information listed below. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, 888-835-5322 (TTY), or email@example.com.