“Texas is the case study for system implosion,” says neurosurgeon Guy Clifton, founder of the Houston-area group Save Our ERs. The problems here, as elsewhere, are many. Small employers are dropping health coverage. Federal and state subsidies don’t make up the difference. Illegal immigrants represent 21% of the county’s public caseload, even though they represent only about 6% of the area’s population.
From USA Today: