Written by Carina A. Brunson Friday, 13 July 2012 09:00
MISSION – State Senator Juan “Chuy” Hinojosa spoke about issues the state is currently facing at Mission Chamber’s Buenes Tardes Luncheon this week. Hinojosa said this last legislative session was probably one of the most difficult sessions he has seen, due to budgetary challenges. And the next session might just be as difficult.
Hinojosa said Medicaid is one of the fastest growing parts of the state’s budget. Last session, Medicaid was underfunded by $5 million, said Hinojosa.
Hinojosa said Governor Rick Perry has already made a decision to reject the extension of Medicaid, but it isn’t only his decision; it is up to the legislature as well.
With the issues of the Affordable Care Act, I would like to wait before making a decision, said Hinojosa.