Texas State Rep. Dan Flynn (R-Van) after House passage of House Bill 10 earlier this week.The current appropriation for Medicaid costs is scheduled to run out in March of 2013. House Bill 10 provides a supplemental appropriation of $4.8 billion to ensure the continuation of vital services such as:
- Medicaid ($4.5 billion) and
- Childrens Health Program ($75 million)
This legislation is simply about paying our bills and keeping promises to our constituents. Through our actions today we will continue to provide for those most vulnerable in our society said Pitts.Due to exceptional growth in the private sector the State of Texas will collect $8.8 billion more in the current bi-ennium than originally estimated. This stronger-than-expected performance of the Texas economy will allow House Bill 10 to be paid with existing revenue. I trust that our colleagues will continue to hold fast to those principles of limited government as we go through this 83rd legislative session said Flynn. Representative Dan Flynn is a native Texan who serves House District 2 which includes Hunt Rains and Van Zandt Counties. He currently serves on the House Committee on Defense & Veterans Affairs as well as Homeland Security & Public Safety. He is chairman of the Texas Legislative Sportsman Caucus.