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Texas health care compact

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Texas - Legislation to allow Texas to govern federal health care benefits on its own, through a multi-state agreement, has been given another chance.

A Texas house panel voted Monday to join a plan that would allow the state to adopt health care rules in lieu of federal regulations.

Supporters say states should make health care decisions for their citizens...

While opponents argue Texas would give up its right to increase federal funding for medicaid and medicare.

Oklahoma and Georgia have already passed legislation forming the compact.