Midterms: Three states will consider ballot measures to expand Medicaid, but Texas isn’t one of them

Digital Originals

There are currently 17 states that have not approved Medicaid expansion to their poorest residents, and most of those states have the highest percentage of uninsured in the country.

CGTN’s Lisa Chiu visited a temporary free clinic in South Texas and talked to residents who can’t afford basic medical care.

In the 2018 midterms three states – Idaho, Nebraska, and Utah — will consider Medicaid expansion.

While a recent poll found that 64 percent of Texans favor expansion, the state has not approved this option under the Affordable Care Act.