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AUSTIN— Texas Medicaid Works, an advocacy and educational coalition, today released new findings from a statewide Medicaid poll of Texas voters indicating Texans overwhelmingly support having a strong, sustainable Medicaid program in Texas.  

As the Legislature continues to take a close look at the Texas Medicaid program to determine priorities for the future, an overwhelming majority of Texas voters have a clear message for state leaders: Medicaid is a vital provider of health coverage for millions of Texans and should be protected and strengthened to make it as accessible as possible for Texas families who need it most.

Top findings from Texas Statewide Poll include: 

  • 95 percent of Texans believe it is important to have a strong, sustainable Medicaid program in Texas.
  • 75 percent of Texans oppose cutting the Medicaid program. 
  • Texas voters believe that making Medicaid accessible to those who need it should be the top priority for Texas Medicaid, followed by ensuring accountability and oversight of the program and making sure Medicaid members can see the doctors they need.

Public Opinion Strategies conducted a statewide survey in Texas from April 5-8, 2018, among 600 likely voters including 237 cell phone respondents, and has a margin of error of +/- 4.

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