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5 slides: Are bundled payments the future of maternal health care funding?

| May 17, 2021 | Texas

To grapple with its world-leading rates of maternal mortality, U.S. health industry leaders are discussing ways to reform the country’s payment system for maternal health services in order to both cut costs and provide better care for mothers. Texas has some of the highest rates of maternal mortality in the...[ Read More ]

Texas bill threatens health care access for homeless individuals

| May 14, 2021 | Texas

Homeless individuals are three times more likely than the general population to use an emergency department at least once a year, according to a 2017 report from the Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project. A rapidly progressing Texas bill could displace these medically compromised individuals further away from crucial emergency medical...[ Read More ]

Texas will likely soon have its most restrictive abortion laws to date

| May 11, 2021 | Texas

Two bills that aim to implement some of the broadest abortion restrictions Texas -- and the country -- have ever seen are easily making their way through the state’s Republican-controlled Legislature. Given Republicans’ five-member advantage in the Senate and Gov. Greg Abbott’s involvement in the development of SB 8, the...[ Read More ]

New EHF statewide poll shows uninsured Texans face far more difficult battle to access and afford basic medical care

| May 5, 2021 | Texas

Nearly half of all Texans say it’s difficult for them to pay for health care and 53% say they’ve skipped or postponed medical care because of cost. But Texans without health insurance face much more difficulty affording medical care and are far more likely to skip going to the doctor....[ Read More ]

5 Things Texas: Q&A w/Rep. Howard, Health in the budget, Impacts of Medicaid waiver rescission

| May 5, 2021 | Texas

Emily Boerger and Eli Kirshbaum collaborated to break the story on the CMS nullification of Texas's 1115 waiver extension. We had some great reporting there, which we feature below. We also tracked some big moments in the House as they thought about debating Medicaid expansion via a budget amendment. Or,...[ Read More ]

Texas House approves plan to create Office for Health Equity

| May 4, 2021 | Texas

Representative Garnet Coleman’s bill to establish an Office for Health Equity in the state of Texas passed the House with an 86-56 vote on Tuesday. SB 4139 -- co-sponsored by three other Democratic House members -- would create the office in order to promote equitable health outcomes for minority communities...[ Read More ]

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