The White House estimates that in Texas, 1.2 million individuals are caught in that divide.It makes sense to the people of Texas, too. At least that's what they told pollsters in a new University of Texas/Texas Tribune poll. The polling was focused on how people feel about the various components of the law. While only 33 percent of Texans polled support the law, "big majorities like many of its components." That includes Medicaid expansion:
"If it makes sense anywhere to expand Medicaid, it makes sense in Texas," said San Antonio Mayor Julián Castro (D), who said poor and uninsured residents put a strain on state and municipal budgets.
Two-thirds of voters support giving states the option to expand their Medicaid programs for low-income, uninsured adults. That majority spanned the ideological spectrum on an issue that Texas lawmakers ducked last session, opting not to expand that coverage.More than 35 percent of them said they "strongly" support that provision, while some of the provisions of the law are even more popular.
When voters start asking those kinds of questions, Republicans have to worry. See Cuccinelli, Ken.