‘This is the greatest health care event we’ve ever had’: Health care industry in Texas gains on Trump in the 2018 midterms
Texas became the 19th state to adopt a state-run health care system in the first half of 2018, and the state has seen some of the fastest growth in the nation in terms of patients and costs.
The state also became the fourth state to enact a statewide single-payer health care plan, which has spurred national criticism and opposition.
The healthcare overhaul has brought a lot of challenges for Texas lawmakers, but it also has brought some rewards.
Health care costs have dropped across the state, and state officials have seen an influx of private-sector workers and patients.
The average cost of a family of four in Texas is now $25,600, according to data from the state Department of Insurance.
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The health care reforms have also made it easier for businesses to compete with one another, as health care has become cheaper, said Sarah Hahn, executive director of the Texas Alliance for Patient Rights, a healthcare advocacy group.
She said the Texas Medical Association has seen a significant uptick in membership in the past year, and said it is seeing more business-to-business patients, and more medical residents.
“I think that the industry has been really strong.
It’s really a testament to how competitive the market is and how the Texas medical community is,” Hahn said.
“I think we’ve seen a lot more consolidation in the last few years.
So I think there’s been a lot less competition than we’d seen in the state.”
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Read moreHealth care has been a priority for Gov.
Greg Abbott and the Republican-led Legislature.
Abbott has said he is committed to making Texas the most cost-effective state for health care and has pledged to increase the number of health care workers and increase the state’s Medicaid program.
In an address to the Republican State Leadership Committee last month, Abbott called on lawmakers to support the Texas plan.
The state’s health care systems are also under intense scrutiny as lawmakers weigh legislation to expand Medicaid to cover millions of Texans.
The expansion would mean that Texans would be able to receive more money for health coverage.
Republican leaders in Texas have pushed back against the push for Medicaid expansion.
They have argued that Texans already have the resources to afford the increased coverage they are getting under the state program.
The governor has also expressed support for expanding Medicaid in the absence of federal funding.
The Texas Health and Human Services Commission has reported that the state had a $2.4 billion deficit in 2019, and a $1.9 billion surplus in 2020.