Gov. Rick Perry stands firm on no federal money into Texas


Gov. Rick Perry is not budging despite mounting pressure to accept billions of federal dollars by expanding the pool of Texans eligible for Medicaid.

Perry has so far turned down $100 billion of additional federal money over the next decade by resisting the push to expand Medicaid under the federal government's Affordable Care Act. The state's costs to get the federal money during that period would be about $15 billion.



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