Opinion: MLK's Anti-Segregation Message Applies to Healthcare Today

Jan 18, 2016

Medicaid expansion as of January 12, 2016
Credit State Refor(u)m

  "A new Mason-Dixon Line has been forming in our health care system," writes Cecilia Vichier-Guerre in an editorial for HoustonChronicle.com. The 2012 Supreme Court ruling that changed Medicaid expansion from mandatory to optional for states led to the current landscape, where a majority of Southern and Midwestern states have opted out, says Vichier-Guerre. With people of color making up three quarters of Texans without health insurance, she argues that her state's decision not to expand Medicaid is contributing to worsening inequality. 

Vichier-Guerre: Texas' health-care system: separate and unequal