New EHF statewide poll shows uninsured Texans face far more difficult battle to access and afford basic medical care
Episcopal Health Foundation | May 5, 2021 | Texas
Earlier this month, Texas House Speaker Dade Phelan -- speaking on behalf of a bipartisan group of the chamber’s lawmakers -- announced the “Healthy Families, Healthy Texas” package of bills that aim to increase health care access for in-need Texans. While the initiative has been widely praised by organizations including
The Texas Senate passed a bill that would classify gender confirmation surgeries as child abuse on Wednesday -- the most recent step in a continuing wave of support from the state’s majority party for anti-transgender laws this session. Sponsored by over a dozen Senate Republicans, SB 1646 now awaits deliberation
In stark contrast to Democratic calls to expand Medicaid in the wake of Texas’s loss of its Medicaid 1115 waiver, the Texas Republican Congressional Delegation wrote an open letter to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services on Tuesday asking them to reverse the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid
Representative Donna Howard has served in the Texas Legislature for 14 years, working in numerous policy areas including women’s health and nursing policy. She previously worked as a critical care nurse and is a former president of the Texas Nurses Association. This session, she sits on the House Appropriations and
After hearing an impassioned speech from Rep. Garnet Coleman in support of one of his several amendments to the Senate budget bill, the Texas House rejected Coleman’s amendment that would have directed the state to use a Medicaid 1115 waiver to maximize federal funds to expand coverage in Texas.
You may have seen recent news articles about federal Medicaid 1115 waivers and Medicaid expansion in Texas. If fact, recent news reports showed that federal waivers in Texas had been cancelled by the new administration in Washington. The Medicaid waiver provides funds to hospitals to offset their costs for treating