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Janek: Flexibility needed in Medicaid handling - The Galveston County Daily News : Heber Taylor

July 24, 2014

Janek: Flexibility needed in Medicaid handling

Posted: Friday, December 7, 2012 5:00 pm | Updated: 6:22 pm, Fri Jan 25, 2013.

Kyle Janek, who used to represent Galveston County in the Texas Senate and who is now the new executive commissioner for health and human services, is going to have a lot to say about the way Texas complies with the Affordable Care Act. He recently made the case that Texas would best served by trying to redefine Medicaid.

The federal law gives the secretary of health and human services broad discretion in making rules. Janek, a physician, says the state should be arguing for more flexibility in handling the Medicaid program.

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