Surprise medical bills are a big problem for Texans, as shown by numerous recent media stories. Fortunately, the 2019 Texas Legislature
State Sen. José Menendez and State Rep. Eddie Lucio III have introduced good companion bills (SB 2407 /
More than 10 percent of Texas children lack health insurance, giving Texas the worst uninsured rate for children in the country. Our state legislative session is now more than halfway over, and lawmakers have yet to pass any meaningful legislation
Spotlight on HB 2453 by Rep. Sarah Davis Background: Just short of 4 million Texans receive their health care from Medicaid on any given day, including two out of every five Texas children. In the early 1990s, our state began providing care
When patients can’t choose their health care providers, like in emergencies, they may unknowingly get care that is out of network. A surprise medical bill often follows. Surprise medical bills happen when insurers and doctors or other health care providers
Recently there has been some incredible energy calling for Medicaid expansion in Texas. In fact, for the first time in several years, a public hearing took place at the Texas Capitol on legislation to expand Medicaid on March 5.
CPPP and our Cover Texas Now and Children’s Health Coverage Coalition partners are watching bills on several big topics aimed at improving access to health care in Texas. Here are just a few examples, with more bills still expected to be
The 2018 midterm elections reinforced that Texans care strongly about having access to affordable, quality health care. More than half of Texas voters said they were likely to vote for candidates who make fixing health care a priority, according to the