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Texas Republican Lawmaker Asks: "What's Medicaid?"

04/23/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Give state Rep. Gary Elkins some credit for being honest.

At a hearing Thursday of the House Committee on Human Services, Elkins and other members of the panel considered more than two dozen bills related to Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program.

Three hours into the hearing, Elkins asked: "What's Medicaid?"

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