U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius. (File)
HOUSTON (August 19, 2013)—The Obama Administration remains eager to have conversations with Texas about expanding health care coverage in the state through the Affordable Care Act, U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said Monday in Houston.
But Sebelius said it's up to state leaders to reach out to the federal government.
She said she remains "open to a program that looks uniquely Texan."
Sebelius was in Houston Monday talking with local leaders about the implementation of the health care act.
She also announced a video contest aimed at showing young adults the benefits of the new health care law.
Republican leaders in Texas have refused to cooperate with the expansion of health care coverage unless required by federal law.
Gov. Rick Perry's office did not immediately return a call seeking comment.