Texas' Decision to Reject Medicaid Expansion Quickens Trend Toward Using Justice System as Mental Health Substitute

Grits has been further pondering the implications of recent national health care politics on the criminal justice system, now that Gov. Rick Perry and Lt. Governor David Dewhurst have both said they'll oppose expansion of the state Medicaid program to cover Texans with incomes up to 133% of federal poverty levels, even though the feds would pay 100% of costs for the first three years, and 90% of costs after 2019.  Read Full Article.

 

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