With protesters loudly chanting outside the governor's reception room in the Capitol, Gov. Rick Perry and leading Republicans stood before a crowd of reporters Monday morning to repeat their strong opposition to expanding Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act.
Changes to the Texas Medicaid Dentistry and Orthodontist Program are now taking a toll on Texoma families. Those who relied on Medicaid for orthodontic work no longer have a doctor serving them in Wichita Falls. That's after an orthodontist who operated here recently closed down his operation without any notice.
Pharmacists across the state say changes in the way the state
handles pharmacy services could threaten their businesses... as well as
*thousands* of jobs.
The state plans to move to managed care for pharmacy services starting March 1st....
And because of that move... pharmacists will receive *less* money for each Medicaid prescription they fill.