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Two dozen states participating in the government's Medicaid expansion plan Texas however has said in the past it is not one of them.
Here now Republican Texas attorney general Greg after the talk about that sir welcome.
Back to Americans to thank you bill you know hold the line -- that decision to change your mind.
No we are way that we've been all in the line ever since we filed a lawsuit challenging the Obama care expansion of health care bill Bellamy put this in the context because.
In that capital right behind me.
We have the legislative leaders who working on expanding.
Medicaid and health care in the state of Texas by adding both people by trying to do a better job of taking.
Care of those -- disabilities and seniors but we are doing that within the confines ever -- -- budget.
We don't believe the right thing to do.
Is to buy into this obamacare mandated expansion of Medicaid and here's why.
If you go back to the Supreme Court decision that basically said using my words that is like the hotel California you can check -- But you can never leave you can never checked out because once -- start being a part.
Of the Medicaid expansion program.
Even though it's a 100%.
Reimbursement now directed down and I percent think about a country with sixteen trillion dollars in debt.
That reimbursement rate by the Fed is going to.
We'll have to use more more their state budgets to pay for the Medicaid -- will now be mandated from the federal government.
So -- I understand it right you're gonna manage this by taking more people onto the Medicaid roles within the borders of Texas and not take federal money from Washington.
Simply stated -- of what -- What well it is slightly different that is we -- we're gonna add to our Medicaid -- we're gonna provide those who really need help such as the disabled elderly.
But want to do so within the confines of our own that.
Without accepting both the money from the federal government and the most importantly the strings that come -- I got -- Yeah I understand that so what what what do you think of Rick Scott the governor of Florida changing his mind.
But what do you think of Chris Christy the governor in New Jersey announcing this week that he will take the federal dollars.
Well in I don't know the details of how these other states operate all -- know is it in -- we're gonna stand by our principal.
And that is we know that the federal government run programs or failure and -- -- while we should participate in a program that is like the sinking Titanic.
We're all we're doing is readjusting the chairs on the Titanic.
Medicaid is a broken system.
And it shouldn't be expanded in used to be reformed but we are urging the federal government to do is to allow taxes and the other states.
To improve it Medicaid do a better job -- to allow us the flexibility to address the unique yeah.
I only -- an overreaching only about thirty seconds left and I apologize for interrupting you but how this Chris Christie benefit from this decision.
How does Rick Scott benefit from it.
Why would they do it.
I guess they just -- a desperate need for the money from the federal government now without thinking about what's gonna happen to four in ten years from now.
When their state budgets are going to be ham -- by the reduced reimbursement from the federal government that will make it so that those states are gonna have a harder time.
Addressing the education and transportation needs of the citizens of -- state.
It's okay Greg -- many thanks for you and Austin, Texas the attorney general there in Texas thank you sir.
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