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State Leaders Putting as Much as $1 Billion in Current Hospital Funding at Risk AUSTIN, Texas – The Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) is holding a series of public meetings across Texas on the renewal of the state’s current Medicaid 1115 Waiver. Texas currently relies on $2 billion per year in federal funding through [...]

Texas needs a healthcare solution now

Starting July 13th in Houston, Texans can provide their input on maximizing federal health care funding for their communities in public meetings organized by the Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) on the proposed renewal of the state’s 1115 Medicaid waiver. A full schedule of the meetings, culminating in Amarillo on July 24th, is below. [...]


With Affordable Care Act in place, now it’s time for Texas to expand Medicaid AUSTIN, Texas – Today the Supreme Court handed down its decision in King v. Burwell, protecting the rights of consumers in all states – including those like Texas that did not set up their own health insurance marketplaces – to receive tax credits [...]

KingvBurwell preventable deaths

The U.S. Supreme Court is preparing to issue a ruling in King v Burwell, the case challenging Affordable Care Act (ACA) insurance subsidies for residents of states — such as Texas — that did not set up their own health insurance Marketplaces. Here are four things you should know about the ruling. 1. We are [...]


For Immediate Release Contact: Peter Clark, pclark@txchildren.org, 512-417-9262 May 29, 2015 Texans Joins NC to DC Walk to Demand Health Care Action Austin – Starting next week, six Texans will join supporters from 10 other states on a walk from North Carolina to Washington, DC to call for action to protect access to health care. The Walk, [...]

Not every job

On Tuesday, the Texas Legislature will finish its 2015 session without accepting – or seriously discussing – federal funding to expand access to health coverage for child care workers, cooks, construction workers, and others who don’t receive insurance from their employers. Heading into the session, chambers of commerce, doctors, and a long list of Texans [...]

uncompensated care

In a phone call to the state’s Health and Human Services Commission last week, the federal government told Texas  that its decision on continuing the “uncompensated care” portion of the 1115 Medicaid waiver will take into account whether the state accepts new Medicaid funds. The Center for Public Policy Priorities has released a helpful fact sheet on the Texas [...]

Robert_Advocacy Day

For Immediate Release Contact: Peter Clark, 512-417-9262 April 15, 2015 Austin – Today Texas Senators voted down an amendment by Senator Rodney Ellis to accept Medicaid expansion funds from the federal government. The Medicaid funding is intended to cover approximately one million low-wage workers who currently have no health insurance options and replace the phased [...]

In recent weeks we’ve seen numerous reports of Texas hospitals closing down or cutting back, largely because state leaders have not accepted the new Medicaid funding. Along with expanding access to insurance for cooks, day care teachers, and other low-wage workers who don’t get coverage from their employers, the Medicaid funding that the Legislature has [...]

Coverage Expansion Bills Tile

If you’d like to stay up-to-date this session on bills related to expanding coverage, we are at your service. Below is a comprehensive list of bills aiming to close the Coverage Gap in Texas. Our state has yet to accept federal funds to help insure over one million low-income Texans. These bills offer various solutions [...]

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