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Texas Health Commissioner Urges Medicaid 'Reinvention'

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

AUSTIN, Texas - Health and Human Services Commissioner Tom
Seuhs says talk of Texas opting out of Medicaid has been
misconstrued.
Seuhs said Friday that the discussion has overshadowed some of
the funding problems states like Texas face in paying for the
massive state-federal health care program for the poor. Seuhs told
The Associated Press that ""what's getting lost is the need to
reinvent Medicaid, not getting out of Medicaid."
Some conservative Republicans have suggested that Texas become the first state to opt out of the program.
Seuhs made the comments as the agency released a report on how Medicaid impacts the health care system in Texas and the potential impact of opting out.
The report shows that Medicaid pays for more than half of all
births in the state and assists two-thirds of Texans in nursing
homes.


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