Texas Could Be Working With Other States For Healthcare

The Texas house has passed a bill that would allow the state to enter into a heath care compact with like-minded states.

The bill is a slap at federal control of health care.  Proponents say the bill would help Texas stretch its health dollars further and deal with spiraling costs.  But critics say it would remove a key federal safety net and cut back on already strapped programs that help the poor and elderly.  Other lawmakers in several other states, fueled by Tea Party anger at Washington, are considering similar initiatives.