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The Saga of 1115—A Waiver Can Fix Texas Medicaid, But Only Temporarily
 
RESEARCH
 

Federal Medicaid mandates take the first and biggest bite out of the Texas budget, taking priority over all other state spending – If Texas controlled Texas Medicaid, it could provide better care to patients, reduce inefficiencies, and improve reimbursements to providers. Federal funding formula for Medicaid encourages spending, not saving.

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