Texas Governor Greg Abbott, who is in the middle of a controversial health care law debate, is making an aggressive push to make sure people are insured under the new law.
He wants to make Texas the first state in the nation to offer comprehensive coverage of health care services and to expand Medicaid, the government health insurance program for low-income Americans.
The move is part of an ambitious campaign by Abbott to win the support of Republicans to sign the Affordable Care Act into law.
It’s a challenge to be sure, but one that Republicans and Democrats agree is necessary to achieve.
Abbott has pledged to sign into law “repeal and replace” the ACA, the name given to the health care reform law passed in 2010 by the GOP-led House of Representatives.
The law, however, has a long and complicated history, and many states have made efforts to expand their Medicaid programs.
The Texas plan would cover more than 4 million Texans by 2026, with a mix of subsidies and grants to help people afford private insurance.
The state’s plan is also aimed at helping low- and middle-income Texans, who are often at higher risk for health problems.
Abbott said he is “looking at expanding coverage to all Texans, regardless of income or where they live.”
He has also pushed to expand eligibility for Medicaid to cover people at or below the federal poverty level, which is about $22,000 for a family of four in 2016.
The governor has already pushed back against criticisms that he is trying to push a “Obamacare” agenda.
He is trying in his speech to say that the plan is a “complete re-engineering of our health care system,” which is aimed at making the health insurance system more accessible and more affordable.
The president of the American Medical Association, which represents more than 70,000 doctors and other health care professionals in the U.S., has said the Texas plan is not going to work.
“There are not a lot of people who will be able to get Medicaid under this plan,” said Dr. Steven Rosen, president of AARP.
“And it will cost more than it would cost to maintain the current health care plans.
So it will have a disproportionate impact on lower-income people.”
While many states are expanding Medicaid, only a few have expanded their health insurance.
The federal government pays about half of the cost of the program, and the other half is set aside by states.
The Texas plan, like other proposals, would also expand access to insurance.
It would allow insurers to offer coverage for people who don’t have health insurance or who can’t afford coverage.
It also would allow people to choose whether to buy their own insurance or get a subsidy from their employer.
There are some major differences between Texas and other states in offering Medicaid expansion.
The plan would be able, for example, to cover those who don�t have health coverage but don�ts have any income below 138 percent of the federal Poverty level.
It would also cover those with pre-existing conditions, like diabetes, and those who are already eligible for Medicaid under the ACA.
The new law also includes a provision that will give states the right to charge higher premiums for those who do not qualify for Medicaid.
But Texas is not the only state that has plans in place to raise premiums.
The U.K. and Canada have also expanded Medicaid eligibility.
The expansion of Medicaid is a step toward making Texas a national model for a more universal health care program.
The program covers nearly 7 million people and is the only national program in which all Americans can buy health insurance, and it was created by the Affordable Act.
Under the ACA health care plan, more than 16 million Americans now have coverage, according to the Kaiser Family Foundation.
It covers nearly 13 million with Medicaid and about 9 million with Medicare.
The American Medical Student Association, an advocacy group, has said that Medicaid coverage has been shown to reduce hospitalizations and death.
The organization, which includes medical school and graduate medical education programs, said that about 60 percent of Medicaid enrollees are uninsured, compared to a rate of about 40 percent for private health insurance and about 35 percent for Medicare.