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Toward a "Texas Solution": Texas Should Provide Insurance Coverage for the Expanded Medicaid Population Under the Affordable Care Act
Report Published on March 14, 2013

An exchange is a private-market solution where competition among insurance providers will stimulate innovation and cost reduction measures while avoiding some of the flaws of the Medicaid program. Utilizing the Federal funds designated for Medicaid expansion under the ACA to provide private insurance coverage for the newly Medicaid-eligible population through such an exchange would increase the economic benefits to the state by both decreasing the administrative costs to the state and increasing the potential gains.

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Only One Rational Choice: Texas Should Participate in Medicaid Expansion Under the Affordable Care Act
Report Published on February 13, 2013

According to an analysis by The Perryman Group, every $1 spent by the State of Texas to expand Medicaid coverage under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) returns $1.29 in dynamic State government revenue over the first 10 years of the expansion. Medicaid expenditures lead to substantial economic activity, federal funds inflow, reduction in costs for uncompensated care and insurance, and enhanced productivity from a healthier population. When these outcomes and the related multiplier effects are considered, the program actually far more than pays for itself and provides a notable economic stimulus.

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An Open Letter to Elected Officials, Leaders, Professionals, and Others Interested in Health Care in Texas
Press Release Released on November 09, 2020

The pandemic and resulting economic dislocations are creating significant fiscal challenges for the State and local governments. In particular, the budgetary process in the upcoming legislative session will be daunting.

Why has Texas consistently elected not to expand Medicaid?
Radio Spot Broadcast via Texas State Networks on June 21, 2021

Dr. Perryman explains this thought process and provides an argument for why it is incorrect. 

What is the latest factor for Texas to consider in evaluating Medicaid expansion?
Radio Spot Broadcast via Texas State Networks on April 29, 2021

Dr. Perryman explains the most recent development that may push Texas legislators toward expanding this healthcare program. 

Why should Texas take advantage of the Medicaid expansion option that could be part of the stimulus bill?
Radio Spot Broadcast via Texas State Networks on February 22, 2021

While this option has not been finalized as part of the stimulus package, Dr. Perryman explains how it could help Texas if it is passed. 

What effects will proposed changes to Medicaid have?
Radio Spot Broadcast via Texas State Networks on February 12, 2020

The current draft of proposed Medicaid adjustments would drastically cut the amount of funding Texas is able to designate as their matching contribution for the federal government. If passed, this would have a dramatic negative effect on rural hospitals.

What effect does the lack of a Medicaid expansion program have on Texans?
Radio Spot Broadcast via Texas State Networks on November 01, 2016

Texas remains the largest state that does not have a Medicaid expansion program, and Dr. Perryman says that's too bad.