Texas Feels Health Care’s Costly Drain

Texas spent $42.9 billion, or about 43.1 percent of the entire state budget, on health care-related costs in fiscal 2015, according to a report from the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts. The steadily growing portion of spending on health services is notable as the state tries to balance skyrocketing costs against the obligation to insure current and previous employees as well as care for low-income, disabled and imprisoned populations.  Continue reading...

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