Sebelius: Talk on Health Care Plan Up to Texas

By: Juan A. Lozano, Associated Press
By: Juan A. Lozano, Associated Press

HOUSTON (AP) Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius says the Obama Administration remains eager to have conversations with Texas about expanding health care coverage in the state through the Affordable Care Act.

But she said it's up to state leaders to reach out to the federal government. Sebelius says she remains "open to a program that looks uniquely Texan."

Sebelius was in Houston Monday talking with local leaders about the implementation of the health care act. She also announced a video contest aimed at showing young adults the benefits of the new health care law.

Republican leaders in Texas have refused to cooperate with the expansion of health care coverage unless required by federal law. Gov. Rick Perry's office did not immediately return a call seeking comment.

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