DALLAS (AP) U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius says Texas is losing $18 million a day in federal funding by not expanding Medicaid under the federal health-care overhaul.
Sebelius spoke Friday at Paul Quinn College in south Dallas.
In her latest trip to Texas, Sebelius called on the uninsured to register online at WWW DOT Healthcare DOT gov and for Texas to expand Medicaid.
She also touted the work of "navigators" helping local residents sign up for health insurance. Asked about additional state requirements for navigators, Sebelius said states like Texas were simply enacting "barriers" to make it harder for the Democratic-backed health care overhaul to work.
Sebelius was joined by U.S. Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson, the longtime Dallas Democrat who says the overhaul is "the most important program of my entire adult life."
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