"But Peter and the other apostles answered and said: “We ought to obey God rather than men."
Texas State Capitol -- This afternoon, Texas Senate Republicans held a press conference to re-affirm their commitment to not expanding Medicaid under Obamacare and their strong desire for greater flexibility from the Federal government in managing the program:
The Houston Chronicle has more:
AUSTIN -- Calling the current cost of Medicaid "unsustainable," Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick and the entire state Senate Republican Caucus sent a letter Monday to the White House demanding that program benefits be tied to work requirements and personal accountability, including cost sharing and fines for missed appointments.Read the whole thing here.
The two-page letter also called for Texas to be exempted from some fees and regulations included in President Barack Obama's health care law, the Affordable Care Act.
"The federal government's continued refusal to grant our state more autonomy over our own Medicaid program leaves us with an unsustainable cost growth trajectory and frustrating, inflexible mandates that prevent effective program management," the officials wrote.