Perry, Cruz, Cornyn join forces on Medicaid - KFDA - NewsChannel 10 / Amarillo News, Weather, Sports

Perry, Cruz, Cornyn join forces on Medicaid

By WILL WEISSERT, Associated Press

AUSTIN, Texas - Texas' top Republicans guns, Gov. Rick Perry and U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz and John Cornyn, have teamed up to oppose expanding Medicaid services in the state.

But their rare joint appearance Monday was marred by about 40 protesters screaming "Health care now!" and "Let us in!" outside the governor's Texas Capitol office.

Advocates say extending Medicaid could provide up to 1 million Texans some health care coverage.

But it's also a centerpiece of the White House-backed health care reform Perry, Cruz and Cornyn despise.

Perry says the program will "bankrupt" Texas. Cruz, a tea party firebrand, wants to repeal the entire health care reform law.

Meanwhile, Democratic stars Julian and Joaquin Castro are holding their own event at the state Capitol on Monday, demanding that Texas accept Medicaid expansion.

ADVERTISEMENT
Bookmark and Share
  • Today's Local News HeadlinesToday's Local NewsMore>>

  • 'Scouting for Food' raises thousands of food donations

    'Scouting for Food' raises thousands of food donations

    Saturday, March 25 2017 7:48 PM EDT2017-03-25 23:48:26 GMT
    Source: KFDASource: KFDA

    The Boy Scouts of America Golden Spread Council teamed up with the High Plains Food Bank for their annual "Scouting for Food" event Saturday. 

    The Boy Scouts of America Golden Spread Council teamed up with the High Plains Food Bank for their annual "Scouting for Food" event Saturday. 

  • Farmer hopes to 'change lives one mile at a time' on his tractor

    Farmer hopes to 'change lives one mile at a time' on his tractor

    Saturday, March 25 2017 6:59 PM EDT2017-03-25 22:59:05 GMT
    C. Ivan Stoltzfus and his tractor / Source: Across America for Wounded HeroesC. Ivan Stoltzfus and his tractor / Source: Across America for Wounded Heroes

     A farmer traveling across the United States is hoping to change the lives of veterans one mile at a time on his John Deere tractor.

     A farmer traveling across the United States is hoping to change the lives of veterans one mile at a time on his John Deere tractor.

  • Rankin Ranch Road Fire 100% contained

    Rankin Ranch Road Fire 100% contained

    Saturday, March 25 2017 4:42 PM EDT2017-03-25 20:42:22 GMT
    Source: KFDASource: KFDA

    The Rankin Ranch Road Fire in Roberts and Ochiltree counties is now 100% contained. 

    The Rankin Ranch Road Fire in Roberts and Ochiltree counties is now 100% contained. 

Powered by Frankly