Longview doctor in health care awards address urges state expansion of Medicaid
Longview — A Longview doctor told a packed room Wednesday at the Salute to Healthcare Awards that not expanding Medicaid in Texas is “simply not rational from an economic perspective.”
The annual event, attended by industry and community leaders to honor those who have made a difference in Longview’s health care industry, filled Pinecrest Country Club.
“We would all like to see the Medicaid system and the Affordable Care Act reformed ... but not participating in this expansion is simply not rational from an economic perspective,” said keynote speaker Dr. John Kirk, who was awarded the Dr. Sam Mack Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2012 ceremony.
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