Texas Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst said Thursday he would like to get a block grant of federal funding to provide insurance for the Lone Star State’s low-income residents instead of expanding the “broken” Medicaid program as prescribed by Obamacare.
“We want to provide and do the right thing,” the Republican told Fox News.
President Obama visited Texas on Wednesday to apply pressure on Gov. Rick Perry and other state officials there to expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act to those making up to 138 percent of the federal poverty level.
But Mr. Dewhurst said Medicaid “doesn’t work,” and Texans don’t want anything to do with Mr. Obama’s law.
“The vast majority don’t like Obamacare. They know it’s going to raise premiums,” Mr. Dewhurst told Fox News.