Texas is set to become the second state to adopt a statewide program to make it easier for residents to apply and get health coverage through the state’s Medicaid program.
The Medicaid program provides health care services and financial assistance to millions of Texans and their dependents, including those living in foster care, who can’t afford medical care.
The Texas Senate on Wednesday approved Senate Bill 4, a bill that would provide more options for Texans to apply.
The bill passed the House by a vote of 54-34, with one Republican vote against it.
It now goes to the House floor.
The Senate has yet to take up the bill, but a Senate aide said the House is expected to take it up shortly.
Texas Governor Greg Abbott is expected in Houston next week to attend the state party’s convention, where he will be joined by several of the state House members who voted against the Medicaid program in the House.
The state has already been dealing with a spike in the state population, which has more than doubled since 2013.
The U.S. Census Bureau reports that Texas has a population of about 38.3 million.
In addition to the roughly 38.7 million Texans, the state has about 7.3 people per square mile.
Texas has a long history of providing Medicaid coverage for low-income Texans.
In fact, Texas has the largest Medicaid expansion in the nation.
However, there is an issue with the current law.
The Senate version of the Medicaid expansion, known as the Healthy Texas Health Care Reform Act, allows Texans who are eligible for the Medicaid coverage to be eligible for state-funded insurance if they are not eligible for coverage through their employer.
Under the Senate bill, employers would still have to offer health insurance.
This is a big change.
Currently, employers are not required to offer insurance.
The ACA requires employers to offer coverage.
However for many Texans, that coverage does not exist.
For some, that means they are unable to get coverage through work.
In many cases, that’s because of the inability to pay for health care expenses.
In 2017, Texas saw a spike of 7.6 million Medicaid enrollees.
But according to data from the Center for Medicaid and Medicare Services, a nonprofit research and advocacy group, nearly half of the increase in the number of Medicaid enrollee’s was due to the ACA’s Medicaid expansion.
The other major driver behind the Medicaid population boom in Texas is the expansion of the Texas Children’s Health Insurance Program.
The state also expanded the Children’s health insurance program in 2018.
Under the expansion, which was approved in 2019, children and young adults over age 18 are now eligible for a $1,000 per month subsidy to buy private health insurance through the insurance marketplace.
The number of children enrolled in the program increased from 1.4 million in 2016 to 2.2 million in 2018 and to 2 million in 2019.
However in 2019 the number decreased slightly due to a drop in premiums for those under age 26.