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Latest News Wires Texas’ Perry rejects Medicaid expansion. What now? (+video)

Now that Texas Governor Rick Perry has rejected the federal expansion of the Medicaid program, health care providers in the state would like to see Perry's alternative health care plan. Others praised the governor's decision. 

By Robert T. GarrettThe Dallas Morning News (MCT) / July 9, 2012

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Gov. Rick Perry’s declaration Monday that Texas should decline to expand Medicaid and leave creation of a health insurance exchange to the federal government could create burdens for the uninsured, local taxpayers and federal officials seeking to implement the federal health law.