This post was updated on July 31st, 2017. House Bill 253 has emerged as the latest voucher bill of the 85th legislative session, a near duplicate of Senate Bill 2. Both bills are riddled with problems in addition to the vouchers
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
If you didn’t read this great round-up of how the House AHCA and the Senate BCRA would increase the uninsured, cut Medicaid, and affect Texas, go take a look now. With the July 4th holiday, you may have missed a couple
Drug overdoses killed a little over 52,000 people in the United States in 2015 and about 60,000 in 2016 – more than car accidents or gun violence. CPPP is joining the national Drug and Alcohol Addiction Week of Action in
CPPP Senior Policy Analyst Stacey Pogue co-wrote this post. It is unclear when the U.S. Senate will vote on its Medicaid cut and repeal of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) bill, the “Better Care Reconciliation Act” (BCRA). CPPP will keep posting updates,
Heroin and prescription drug addiction in the U.S. has skyrocketed over the past 25 years. Millions of people across the country are struggling to access needed substance use disorder (SUD) treatment services and are unable to recover. On May 17, U.S.
The Texas Senate and House of Representatives have agreed on a $217 billion 2018-2019 budget, officially named Senate Bill 1. Eva DeLuna Castro has a good overview of the whole budget. Let’s take a closer look at the funding for
Putting House and Senate Budget Cuts in Perspective Eva DeLuna Castro’s Comparison of the Texas Senate and House Budgets includes some of the high-level concerns about the major gaps in both chambers’ Medicaid-Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) proposals. This post
Every day, on average, 78 Americans die from opioid abuse. But did you know that the Affordable Care Act (ACA/Obamacare) has been the key way that states have developed tools to fight the opioid epidemic across America?
Before we break out the champagne, however, let’s remember that both the House and Senate budgets still drastically underfund our growing state. The 2018-2019 budgets for each chamber are at least six percent lower than the 2016-2017 budget, after taking