Health care costs in Texas are set to rise this year as the state expands Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act.
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title Health care law expands Medicaid, raises health insurance costs article Texas Gov.
Greg Abbott signed an executive order Monday that extends the state’s Medicaid expansion, which began July 1, to all Texans and to those making less than 138 percent of the federal poverty level.
The measure was part of a broader Medicaid expansion passed by the Legislature in 2016 and signed by Abbott in May.
The law also expands Medicaid coverage to nearly 2 million Texans and allows people to buy insurance on the federal marketplaces, which have expanded eligibility.
The expanded Medicaid coverage will kick in Jan. 1, 2018.
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