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Today on the floor,
"More than four million Texans, including half of the children in my state, depend on the stability of the state's Medicaid program to provide health care for themselves and their families."
"Unfortunately, a recent move by the
"The previous Administration reached an agreement with the state that will enable billions of dollars to flow to Texans in need. Now, for some reason, the
"But two federal health officials did an unusual thing in
"Now the Administration is engaged in a game of political chicken with four million Texans on the line, and the only ones that are getting hurt are the low-income and uninsured Texans whose health care relies on this safety net. This move by the Administration would have been damaging during normal times, but it's even more damaging after this unprecedented year for our health care providers. In fact, it's downright reckless."
"Every other state could find themselves in the same situation as my state in the coming months.
"But because [
"I've asked the Administration to work with
"This sets a dangerous precedent of Administrations undoing agreements negotiated in good faith between the states and the federal government for purely political reasons, and could have cascading consequences across the country."
"If they're willing to do this to my state... they will do it to your state and every other state in the country."