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The waiver reimburses hospitals for the uncompensated care they provide to patients without health insurance and pays for innovative health care projects that serve low-income Texans. (Photo: Shutterstock)

The Biden administration has rescinded changes to an agreement with Texas that would have extended a safety net for the uninsured for a decade. The Washington Post reported that the decision was an attempt to encourage the state to expand Medicaid.

“The waiver extension would have helped the state to seamlessly continue support for much-needed health care improvements and would have continued stable funding for hospitals that serve large numbers of uninsured patients,” said Ted Shaw, president of the Texas Hospital Association.

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