One last round of scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms is possible in the Brazos Valley through midnight. A few storms could be strong to severe, with damaging winds & hail being a concern. An isolated, brief tornado threat cannot be ruled out. Highest potential for severe weather is over the Northeastern Corner of the Brazos Valley.
Governor Rick Perry has promised to fight tooth and nail against implementing the Affordable Care Act. But that doesn't mean big changes aren't coming to Texas health care, and it won't save lawmakers from facing tough spending decisions.
Texas has about 6 million uninsured residents, which comes out to nearly a quarter of its population - higher than any other state.
For the 2014 to 2015 budget cycle, the Texas Health and Human Services Commission that runs the Medicaid program has asked the Legislature for an additional $6.7 billion. But Republican leaders have already pledged to increase the entire state budget by only $7 billion.
If they plan to maintain their spending cap, they will need to pare down spending on health care.
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