Austin Interfaith Leverages Republican Support for Medicaid

"Last week, the Travis County Commissioners Court tweaked a Feb. 19 resolution calling for a Medicaid expansion to satisfy its lone Republican member. That bipartisan support was 'absolutely critical,' said Oralia Garza Cortes, a leader with Austin Interfaith, an advocacy group. Sister organizations in Dallas and Bexar counties helped pass similar resolutions.

'It's a life-and-death situation for our families,' Garza Cortes said."

Local Officials Lobby GOP Leaders to Rethink Medicaid Expansion, Austin American Statesman