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Monday, April 25, 2011

TMA: SENATE BUDGET PLAN NOT PERFECT ... BUT "A FAR SIGHT BETTER" THAN HOUSE VERSION

“When it comes to improving the health of all Texans, the Senate bill is far from perfect, but it’s a far sight better than what the House came up with,” Dr. Bailey said in a letter to Senate Finance Committee Chair Steve Ogden (R-Bryan). The committee approved its 2012-13 budget plan, which should be on the Senate floor for debate this week. The Senate bill restores $100 million in state and federal funds for community-based mental health and hospital services, and reverses the 10-percent cut the House would impose on physicians’ Medicaid payments.

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