Health care affects every single American. Republicans and Democrats argue over the best way to provide the essential service to the population.

But in Texas, a sweeping series of health care reform bills was able to make their way through the state Legislature. And it was done on a bipartisan basis.

Dave Balat, director of the Right on Healthcare initiative at the Texas Public Policy Foundation, was instrumental in getting that legislation passed.

“When it comes to good health care bills, there really shouldn’t be a left and right divide,” Balat says. “It should be about what’s best for patients.”

Balat hopes he can spread these bills across the nation.

“These [bills] are designed for communities,” he says. “They aren’t by any means Texas-specific. And I’m working with a number of states already to try to export these ideas and give them the support that they need to implement exactly what has been done.”

Balat joins “The Daily Signal Podcast” to discuss how his organization helped get these policies passed, and how other states can use Texas as a model.

We also cover these stories:

  • The U.S. enters a recession.
  • Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.V., makes a deal with Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., on a tax-and-spend bill.
  • Justice Clarence Thomas will not be teaching his constitutional law class at Georgetown Law after student backlash.



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