What's the Story on Medicaid Expansion?
- Current Status: Not Moving Forward At This Time
- Key Info: In June 2012, Governor Perry (R) announced his opposition to expanding Medicaid. While multiple bills to expand Medicaid were introduced during the 2013 legislative session, they all failed to pass. The introduced Medicaid expansion legislation included a failed attempt to expand Medicaid at the county-by-county level under an 1115 Medicaid Demonstration Waiver. Despite such resistance, Dallas County is championing education and enrollment campaigns and advocating for an expansion of Medicaid. If Texas were to expand Medicaid, an estimated 1,513,000 Texas residents would be newly eligible for the program by 2016.