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Governor's Email Exchanges Cover Hospital Funding

Marjorie Kamys Cotera/Texas Tribune
A Texas Tribune reporter obtained personal emails sent by Gov. Greg Abbott, in which the governor questions the financials of an area non-profit.

From Texas Standard:   

After a guest editorial was published in the Houston Chroniclewarned of a potential meltdown in the state's healthcare safety net, Governor Greg Abbott sent an email from his personal account to a top adviser asking to "see the financials" of author Kenneth Janda's company, Community Health Choice, a non-profit health insurer.

Abbott went on to say in his message, "I'm told by most informed sources that most of these entities are rolling in dough."

Texas Tribune journalist Edgar Walters discovered the email exchanges through a public information request to the Health and Human Services Commission and talked to the Standard about his findings

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