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Mental health of Colorado children remains in a state of emergency

| Jun 10, 2022 | Colorado

The pediatric health system in Colorado remains in a state of emergency, according to the Children's Hospital Colorado. The care provider, which declared a youth mental health state of emergency 1 year ago, said in its follow-up last month that conditions have worsened.     Record numbers of kids and...[ Read More ]

HHSC hears calls for extending postpartum coverage to 12 months during hearing on Medicaid programs

| Jun 10, 2022 | Texas

The Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) held a public hearing on the Texas Healthcare Transformation and Quality Improvement Program, its Medicaid managed care program on Thursday, sharing updates with and collecting feedback from the public.     The commission sought stakeholder feedback on a State Plan Amendment to...[ Read More ]

ACA marketplace enrollment in Texas reached record high in 2021

| May 21, 2022 | Texas

The number of ACA marketplace enrollees grew by 550,000, or 42%, to 1.8 million people in 2021. According to recent CMS open enrollment data, Texas has witnessed the fastest growth since 2019 and the largest percentage increase last year in the country.     Overall, 94% of enrollees received financial...[ Read More ]

Looking back on session, Colorado lawmakers highlight progress on behavioral health, care for older Coloradans, and more

| May 18, 2022 | Colorado

In a historic session that saw the passage of the largest state budget on record, Colorado lawmakers adjourned the 73rd General Assembly on May 11th on a productive note. Of the 650 pieces of legislation introduced at the capitol this year, 132 bills were passed by the legislature and acted...[ Read More ]

Florida faces dual health coverage crisis at end of PHE

| Apr 15, 2022 | Florida

Florida is one of the states that will be hit hardest next year if increased premium tax credits (PTCs) from the American Rescue Plan (ARP) are not renewed, according to a new report from the Urban Institute and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Without action from the state, millions of Floridians...[ Read More ]

Legislature allocates over $400 million to bolster health workforce

| Oct 22, 2021 | Texas

The legislature’s recently approved bill that distributes $16 billion in American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funding appropriates over $400 million in federal funds to support the state’s faltering health care workforce. Senate Bill 8 passed during Texas’s third special session, which ended last week. It now heads to Gov. Greg...[ Read More ]