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Someday we’ll have “Medicare for All”. Until then, Texas needs to accept Medicaid expansion & other measures to improve access.
Also, Texas should give more support to local health programs such as Harris Health and the Fort Bend Indigent Health Care Program.
As a family doctor and a preventive medicine specialist, I support policies to reduce and eliminate "food deserts". These are places in poorer Houston and Fort Bend communities that do not have access to affordable healthy foods. Similarly, neighborhoods need abundant safe places to increase their physical activity, including more and better parks and pedestrian/bike paths.
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