Utah ranked lowest among Medicaid expansion states for public health insurance coverage of low-income children in 2021
Boram Kim | Sep 21, 2022 | Utah
According to Joan Alker, executive director and co-founder of Georgetown’s Center for Children and Families, the Biden administration’s Build Back Better legislation presents a promising opportunity to help insure Texans who fall into the Medicaid coverage gap. A specific provision in the Build Back Better Act would temporarily
Texas’s special session kicked off Thursday, and Republicans -- led by Gov. Greg Abbott -- are planning to push through several of Abbott’s stalled priority bills including legislation on voting regulations, abortion restrictions, and critical race theory. However, Democrats are using the opportunity to continue their calls for Texas to
Last month, Texas US Democratic Rep. Lloyd Doggett unveiled a bill that would give communities in his district -- and other underinsured communities like it across the US -- a new avenue to pursue Medicaid expansion. He announced the legislation alongside 40 other House members from states that haven’t expanded
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
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