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Comptroller Combs Warns of Cost of Federal Health Care Reform to States




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March 26, 2012 | 2,014 views | 8 comments

(AUSTIN) -- Texas Comptroller Susan Combs today urged the U.S. Supreme Court to consider the enormous cost federal health care legislation will have on individual states. This week the U.S. Supreme Court is hearing challenges to different aspects of federal health care reform, including mandated health insurance and expanded Medicaid eligibility.

Combs warned state lawmakers will have a hard time funding future state budgets if the Obama administration’s federal health care rules are implemented. Medicaid spending is currently about 20 percent of the state’s general revenue, and the federal health care mandates will accelerate the growth of Medicaid costs to about 37 percent of general revenue spending by 2023.

“As the state’s chief financial officer, I am very concerned about the negative impact this burdensome federal regulation will place on Texas,” Combs said. “It will cost our state at least $18 billion dollars to cover increased Medicaid costs in the first 10 years after the law is implemented. Other priorities such as public education and infrastructure programs in Texas will surely suffer.”

State estimates project new federal health care requirements would contribute to a large jump in the number of people Texas would have to cover under the state’s Medicaid program. Texas Medicaid enrollment is projected to grow from 3.5 million people in 2011 to an estimated 6.2 million people by 2020.

“It is my job as Comptroller to analyze federal regulations that can carry enormous costs to the state and affect our future. I will continue to monitor critical issues such as health care overhaul, and update Texas lawmakers and citizens on their impact.”

More information on the impact to the state’s Medicaid program can be found at http://bit.ly/GRskst .
 
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Senior Citizen  
Wilson County  
March 28, 2012 7:38pm
 
 
What a novel idea, Alvin. The government talking about what it can AFFORD? That's the last thing bureaucrats will do.
 
 
Alvin Charmaine  
March 28, 2012 7:10pm
 
 
using the income tax system to enforce mandatory health insurance is absurd. I really do like the idea of universal healthcare, however, I think this mandate is unconstitutional. ... Read More Read More
 
 
Rock'n chair Rambler  
Over Taxed, TX  
March 28, 2012 6:22pm
 
 
There is a way around the tax penalty. Just don't overpay your taxes and they can't withhold your return. But, that will only affect a small number of people, really. There ... Read More Read More
 
 
One Voice  
Floresville  
March 28, 2012 10:26am
 
 
They say the government will pentalize those who do not comply. As I understand it - this will be done through our income tax return.

The first flaw is - the last time ... Read More Read More
 
 
Rock'n chair Rambler  
Over Taxed, TX  
March 28, 2012 6:38am
 
 
Of course it's unconstitutional. Most of what the federal government does is unconstitutional, except that 235 years of crappy, stupid interpretations and about 70 years ... Read More Read More
 
 
The Marcelina Muse  
Dry Tank, TX  
March 27, 2012 2:35pm
 
 
Better the Supreme Court strike down the entire law now. The thing is unconstitutional. If there are not enough votes on the Court to say so "Houston ... Read More Read More
 
 
Rock'n chair Rambler  
Over Taxed, TX  
March 27, 2012 12:57pm
 
 
Let's pray the Supreme Court does the right thing and strikes down the mandate, and the next Congress repeals the entire putrid monstrosity.

Otherwise, better get fitted ... Read More Read More
 
 
Elaine K.  
Floresville  
March 26, 2012 3:45pm
 
 
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