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Texas ~ strong economy and free health care?

by Lenny Leatherman –

Why are the big counties in Texas growing so rapidly? There may be more than one reason. While many are coming here because our economy is strong, could others be drawn here for free health care?

Today the Washington Post ran an article written by N.C. Aizenman about what I believe amounts to tacit collusion between officials from the state’s biggest counties.

The Washington Post article stated that, “For years, Texas’s six most populous counties, as well as some smaller localities, have offered free [emphasis added] or low-cost health care for uninsured residents with incomes as much as three times the federal poverty level, or about $57,000 [emphasis added] for a family of three. The cost of the programs: about $2 billion a year.”

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