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Perry Pressured by Texas Businesses Over Medicaid Refusal

Chambers of commerce representing companies such as Exxon Mobil Corp. and Kimberly-Clark Corp. are challenging Texas Governor Rick Perry and lawmakers to expand health care for the poor in the state with the highest percentage of uninsured people.

The chambers of five cities are sending lobbyists to press Republican leaders to increase Medicaid coverage under President Barack Obama’s health-care law.