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SJR 10, 58th Regular Session
Relating to proposing a constitutional amendment giving the Legislature the power to provide, under such limitations and restrictions as may be deemed by the Legislature expedient, for direct or vendor payments for medical care on behalf of individuals sixty-five (65) years of age or over who are not recipients of Old Age Assistance and who are unable to pay for needed medical services; providing for the acceptance of financial aid from the Government of the United States for such medical payments; providing that the amounts paid out of state funds shall never exceed the amount that is matchable out of Federal funds for such purposes; providing that certain means relating to the correction or remedying of abnormalities of vision shall be included within such medical care service or assistance.

Proposition Prop. 3 - For the Amendment to the Constitution giving the Legislature the power to authorized vendor payments for medical care on behalf of needy individuals sixty-five (65) years of age and over who are not recipients of Old Age Assistance, and who are unable to pay for needed medical services; providing for the acceptance of funds from the Federal Government for the purpose of paying such medical assistance; and providing that the amounts paid out of state funds for such purposes shall never exceed the amount that is matchable out of Federal funds; provided further, however, that such medical care, services or assistance shall also include the employment of objective or subjective means, without the use of drugs, for the purpose of ascertaining and measuring the powers of vision of the human eye, and fitting lenses or prisms to correct or remedy any defect or abnormal condition of vision.

Outcome: Adopted

Election date: 11/03/1964

Votes for: 1,049,995
Votes against: 426,866

Articles affected Article 3 : Amends §51-a   

Analyses of proposed amendments:
Texas Legislative Council Analyses of Proposed Constitutional Amendments for the November 3, 1964 election.

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