A FLASH FLOOD WATCH is in effect for Milam, Robertson, Leon Counties until 9pm Monday, for Austin, Brazos, Burleson, Grimes, Houston, Madison, Montgomery,San Jacinto, Trinity, Walker, Waller, and Washington Counties until 7pm Monday, and for Lee county until 1am Tuesday. Widespread 2" to 4" rain accumulations are possible through Monday, with localized 8" to 11" possible.
A Senate proposal would reward Medicaid patients who stop smoking and lose weight.
It would also create benefit plans tailored to individual needs and authorize co-pays for non-emergency visits to hospital emergency rooms.
The bill by Senator Jane Nelson -- a Republican from Lewisville -- is part of a package designed to overhaul the state's financially struggling Medicaid system.
State officials are looking for a solution that will cut down Medicaid costs while helping find affordable coverage for the five-point-six (m) million Texans without health insurance.
Nelson says her bill focuses on preventive health care and creating more health care options for Texans.
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