Could new federal bill be a "step in the right direction" for Texas Medicaid?
Eli Kirshbaum | Jul 2, 2021 | Texas
Texas faces the second worst nursing shortage in the country and ranks 51st nationally in health care access and affordability. After one of the most harrowing years in modern health care history, nurses across Texas were exceedingly hopeful that lawmakers would prioritize health care and pass policies and reforms to
This may be the calm before the storm. Thursday is the last published day on the Supreme Court calendar to release opinions from its current term (though they have a few more weeks for orders). It's a term that saw a meaningful challenge to the ACA last November. It was
House Bill 2029 -- this session’s effort to remove practice restrictions for advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs) in Texas -- failed to gain momentum in the Legislature, despite being a high priority bill for numerous stakeholders aiming to expand APRNs’ capacity to practice. Dr. Serena Bumpus, director of practice at
The Texas Health and Human Services Commission’s (HHSC) inclusion of another 10-year extension in its Medicaid 1115 waiver extension request is unlikely to receive approval from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), according to some experts following the waiver. If CMS approves the extension, they are likely to
Although mental health awareness month is coming to an end, Texans need mental and behavioral health support year-round. Greg Hansch, executive director of the National Alliance for Mental Health (NAMI) Texas, has led numerous policy advocacy initiatives and outreach efforts at NAMI Texas since his start in 2012. In this
After SB 827 passed the Legislature Monday, the bill was met with praise from lawmakers in both parties, as the state is now one step closer to capping copays on insulin for insured Texans. The Texas Association of Health Plans (TAHP) is the sole opposed organization and has lobbied against