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State officials in Austin told lawmakers that the percentage of Texans with health insurance would rise from 74 percent to 91 percent under new federal health care rules.

State Medicaid Director Billy Millwee also said the state is prepared for new laws, whether the U.S. Supreme Court declares them constitutional or not.

Lawmakers were meeting Monday to hear how the federal healthcare program will affect the state.

The Republican-controlled Legislature has complained about the cost of implementing the new health care law.