The Texas House Select Committee on Health Care Reform heard testimony on several bills aimed at lowering prescription drug costs for Texans on Thursday.     House Bill 25, also called the Wholesale Prescription Drug Importation Act (WPDIA), would authorize the Texas Health and Human Services Commission to develop a prescription drug importation plan to be … Read more

The Texas Legislature marked its 60th day of the 2023 session on Friday, the last day for lawmakers to file bills. Legislators can now constitutionally move forward with actions on the bills after the filing period, and will have a record budget surplus to work with in doing so.      Speaking on a legislative … Read more

Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) Deputy Executive Commissioner Wayne Salter testified to the earlier this month that the state’s shortage of professionals responsible for processing Medicaid and other public benefits has caused delays.      He said the state had 400 staff vacancies that have led to failures to process half of the … Read more