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Patients wait to be seen at the People's Community Clinic in Austin, on Nov. 8, 2010. Founded in 1970, the People's Community Clinic is a primary care center for the medically underserved and uninsured.Texas moms will be able to stay on Medicaid for a year after childbirth, after the federal Centers for Medicare & Medicaid approved the state’s application on Wednesday, according to emails obtained by the Texas Tribune.The move caps a years-long effort to extend coverage for low-income moms. Medicaid covers half of all births in Texas, but coverage currently expires after two months.In 2021, the federal government found Texas’s application for continued coverage “unapprovable” due to medically inaccurate language intended to exclude women who had abortions.But when Roe v. Wade was overturned in 2022, giving states the right to ban abortion, the idea gained traction. During the last regular session, lawmakers worked to reach a proposal that the federal government would approve.The Centers for Medicare &…

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