Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst visits the Basin

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

Lieutenant Governor David Dewhurst made a stop in Midland on Wednesday.

The States second in command had a lot of issues to talk about on Wednesday, like the 80th Legislative session and what decisions the State Congress has made.

But, one of the biggest topics on hand was Medicaid, and what the State has planned for the upcoming session of Congress.

"Medicaid to me needs to be a program that provides a safety net for people that are truly deserving and that can't help themselves.  Children, the Elderly, and the frail.  In the 2003 session we eliminated the possibility of healthy adults being able to be on Medicaid.  Now, it's targeted towards the working poor, children, the Elderly," Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst said.