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Health care funding in California’s new budget

Emily Boerger | Jul 1, 2020 | California

Gov. Gavin Newsom signed the 2020 Budget Act on Monday, approving a $202.1 billion spending plan agreement reached with lawmakers last week. The new budget strays from Newsom’s May Revise proposal which relied on a series of cuts to health care and safety net programs in response to the expected...[ Read More ]

Where California’s budget stands on health funding

Emily Boerger | Jun 5, 2019 | California

As the June 15 budget deadline approaches, California’s 2019 Budget Conference Committee is rapidly working to hash out the differences between the Senate’s, Assembly’s, and Governor’s versions of the budget. Gov. Gavin Newsom’s May Revise featured a mix of new spending proposals, increasing the state’s overall spend by nearly $4.5...[ Read More ]

House supplemental budget prioritizes health & social services

Emily Boerger | Mar 29, 2019 | Texas

On the same day that the House passed its 2020-2021 budget plan, the chamber also passed the House Committee Substitute to SB 500, the supplemental budget to pay for expenses not covered by the current two-year budget. The House appropriated $9.33 billion in supplemental funds-- $2.7 billion in general revenue,...[ Read More ]

An update on health legislation passed during the 85th Legislature

Emily Boerger | Dec 11, 2018 | Texas

The Texas Senate Committee on Health and Human Services delivered its “Interim Report to the 86th Legislature” at the end of November, highlighting the committee’s recommendations related to its assigned interim charges from the 85th Legislature. Within the report, the committee evaluated several of Texas’s health care challenges, including the...[ Read More ]

HHS Extends Coverage in Federal High-Risk Pools

Grace Guenther | Jan 16, 2014

As reported by Kaiser Health News' Mary Carey, the tens of thousands of people with a history of serious or chronic illnesses who are enrolled in high-risk insurance pools created under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) will have an additional two months before they lose that coverage. The Department of...[ Read More ]