Congress still has not passed a federal Farm Bill, a major piece of legislation that gets renewed every five years or so. The Farm Bill includes critical funding for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly “Food Stamps”). The U.S. House
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.
With summer break underway, Texas school administrators and nutrition directors must begin planning for the 2018 – 2019 school year and strategizing about the best ways to serve their students. One of the most important ways to help students learn
All Texans living with substance use disorders should be able to access the treatment and supports they need, regardless of their income. As Texas tries to tackle the issue of substance use disorders across the state, CPPP has created a
For people who aren’t offered insurance at work and don’t qualify for Medicaid or Medicare, their option for health coverage is called the “individual health insurance market.” The Health Insurance Marketplace set up by the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is
Current federal law requires states to ensure that Medicaid “services are available under the plan at least to the extent that such care and services are available to the general population in the geographic area.” Now, the Trump administration has
All workers, regardless of what kind of job they have or how much they earn, should be able to care for themselves or a loved one in time of illness. Unfortunately, too many Texans are forced to choose between their
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
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