RE: Chris Christie decision to accept Medicaid expansion

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By | March 1, 2013

The following is a statement from Dan Stultz, President and CEO of the Texas Hospital Association   “We applaud the very tough decision of Governor Chris Christie to become the eighth Republican governor to accept a proposal to expand Medicaid coverage. “Texas hospitals would greatly benefit from the additional funds that our state would receive if we chose to expand Medicaid coverage here as well. For hospitals here, this is not a Republican or Democratic issue, it’s an issue of financial survival for the local hospitals and medical care that the people of Texas depend upon every day. “Let’s be clear: The expansion of Medicaid in Texas brings relief not only to Texas hospitals for the unreimbursed medical care they provide, but also for those with insurance and their employers who subsidize billions of dollars in uncompensated care through higher health insurance premiums.”