DALLAS – Since final spring, News 8 investigations have unclosed hundreds of millions of dollars of controversial Medicaid payments for orthodontics for children. The state prohibits Medicaid expenditures for cosmetic dentistry, including braces in many cases.
But annals performed by News 8 underneath a Texas Public Information Act found that Texas spent $184 million providing braces for bad children underneath Medicaid final year alone, as most as a rest of a republic combined.
Now State Senator Jane Nelson (R-Flower Mound) skeleton to reason hearings on a issue.
“We spend billions of dollars each year on Medicaid services for people in Texas, and I
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