Are Most Texas Doctors Rejecting New Medicaid Patients?

Our weekly check-in with the Texas Truth-O-Meter.

By Laura RiceApril 12, 2017 11:18 am,

In a March 2017 email blast, a Texas state senator who’s a physician said that in a meeting with President Donald Trump, she’d promoted federal block grants as a way to give states more sway over the costs of Medicaid, the decades-old federal-state insurance program for the poor and disabled.

Donna Campbell, R-New Braunfels, then declared: “Seven out of ten doctors are not taking any new Medicaid patients as lower reimbursement rates make it cost-prohibitive.”

Is that a fact? Gardner Selby of the PolitiFact Texas fact-checking team has the answer.

Hear how Campbell’s claim scored in the player above.