Updated September 15, 2017 Long before Hurricane Harvey, millions of low-income Texans relied on the federal nutrition programs including the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (or SNAP, formerly known as food stamps), the Women, Infants and Children program (WIC) and school meals
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.
On August 31, 2017 the Trump Administration announced a devastating reduction in support for outreach and enrollment efforts for the Affordable Care Act (ACA or Obamacare) Marketplace. According to federal officials, the administration plans to slash funding for ACA
All workers, regardless of what kind of job they do or how much they earn, should be able to care for themselves or a loved one. Unfortunately an estimated 40 percent of Texas workers are at risk of losing wages
In response to Hurricane Harvey, the Texas Department of Insurance (TDI) released four health insurance-related “bulletins,” or formal communications to insurance companies with requests and instructions. (TDI also released several additional bulletins focused on property insurance. All Harvey-related bulletins from
CPPP Senior Policy Analyst, Chandra Villanueva, co-wrote this post. This post was updated on August 16th, 2017. The final version of HB 21 is a step in the wrong direction, worsening funding disparities between charter and traditional public schools. HB 21 also
Kamia Rathore, Health & Wellness Intern, wrote this post. Too many Texas women need affordable family planning services, but state leaders have made ill-advised and politically motivated decisions that limit access to critical services. Overwhelming evidence from academic research and the state’s
The US Senate narrowly voted to proceed with the legislative process toward gutting Medicaid and ripping health care away from millions of Americans. We are disappointed that our Texas Senators John Cornyn and Ted Cruz would vote to start debate on
By Kamia Rathore, Health and Wellness Policy Intern This blog was updated on August 3rd, 2017. Last summer, Texas’ Maternal Mortality and Morbidity Task Force issued a stark assessment of maternal health in Texas that pointed to a high rate of
If you have been somewhat confused about what the U.S. Senate is doing on health care, you aren’t alone. Senators are confused too. They don’t even know what bill they will be voting on – and the vote is
U.S. Senate Republicans couldn’t find the 51 votes needed this week to pass its bill to cut Medicaid and repeal the Affordable Care Act. Within the GOP caucus, members couldn’t reach consensus on some of the most damaging parts of the