We have seen lots of confusing statements recently about the state’s proposed Medicaid 1115 waiver for the Healthy Texas Women program. Here are some reminders about what this particular waiver would and would not do, as Texas proposed in our state’s
Access to quality, affordable health care for all is at the core of our mission. We work to protect and improve access to quality public and private insurance, mental health care, and basic health needs for all Texans.
Texas is one of the hungriest states in the nation, and one of the heaviest. These problems are related as poor Texans struggle to provide a healthy diet for their families. We are dedicated to achieving food security and reducing obesity for all Texans.
High-quality public education and college opportunities for our kids. Health care for our families. The highways we rely on to get from place to place. All of these critically important things and more rely on the Texas budget. Since our Legislature
Ensuring all Texans have access to family planning services so they can plan the timing and size of their families is critical to building equal economic and social opportunity. In addition, family planning helps women prepare for healthy pregnancies, improving
The Texas Health and Human Services agency (HHSC) is required by May 1 to release an updated report on the state’s two family planning programs—the Healthy Texas Women (HTW) program and the Family Planning Program (FPP). In 2017, the Texas
Earlier this year, the Center for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS) told states they would support state proposals to change Medicaid rules so that adults would be required to provide documentation that they work a certain number of hours per
The United States is in the midst of an acute addiction crisis. A record 63,600 people died from a drug overdose in 2016 with 42,400 of these identified opioid-related deaths, and this number is growing. Medicaid is the largest provider
Medicaid is a critically important program that pays for more than 50 percent of births in the United States, and covers four in ten Texas children and virtually all Americans with life-long serious disabilities. Kicking people out of the program
It could seem like substance use disorders (SUDs), including opioid addiction are a new problem in Texas, but that’s not the case. What is more recent are the full SUD benefits provided as part of the Texas Medicaid program. Really in