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HHS secretary talks health care overhaul in Texas

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DALLAS (AP) — U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius is visiting to describe how the federal health care overhaul is to work at the grassroots level.

Sebelius will join Dallas and Dallas County officials and community activists to discuss how best to inform their communities on the details of the Affordable Care Act.

The Affordable Care Act originally required all states to enroll citizens making less than 138 percent of the federal poverty level in Medicaid, the joint state-federal health care program for the poor and disabled. But Gov. Rick Perry has rejected all proposals to expand Medicaid, a system he calls broken.

That means those who can’t afford health insurance could turn to subsidized private coverage in a federally run Texas marketplace.

 

Robert Francis
Robert is a Fort Worth native and longtime editor of the Fort Worth Business Press. He is a former president of the local Society of Professional Journalists and was a freelancer for a variety of newspapers, weeklies and magazines, including American Way, BrandWeek and InformatonWeek. A graduate of TCU, Robert has held a variety of writing and editing positions at publications such as the Grand Prairie Daily News and InfoWorld. He is also a musician and playwright.

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