(AUSTIN, Texas)–April 1, 2013–The Center for Public Policy Priorities Associate Director Anne Dunkelberg made the following statement in response to questions raised by our state leadership about expanding Medicaid: “All Texans deserve quality, affordable health care, and expanding Medicaid under the
Since 1998, the Texas Health Insurance Pool (the state’s high risk pool) has been providing health insurance coverage to Texas residents who cannot get coverage in the private market because they have pre-existing medical conditions. Since its inception, the pool
Today, I testified in support of HB 459 which authorizes the ACA Navigator program in state law and coordinates state-level oversight with the federal exchange to prevent duplication. Pogue reminded committee members that in 2014, individuals can enroll in
“For Texas women, access to family planning and basic health care isn’t a women’s issue or political issue; it’s a family issue. If the Legislature truly wants to invest in the future of our state and make life better for
At CPPP, we believe in the people of Texas. And we believe that all Texans deserve a chance to live a safe and healthy life–seeing a doctor when they need one, having healthy food on the table, and getting the
Last Friday was a circus for Medicaid and health care watchers. Just down the hall, as the hearing we blogged about earlier this week went into its third hour of Medicaid Expansion discussion, 80-something Capitol folk tore themselves away
Last Friday was a double-feature for Capitol watchers and health care fans, but the policy in the spotlight will touch every Texan. Chairman Pitts of the House Appropriations committee devoted three hours to invited testimony on Medicaid expansion and Texas.
We believe that every Texas family has the right to live a safe and healthy life. That means stable housing, nutritious food on the table, and access to a good education and training for the jobs of today . .
“As the nation mourns for the lives lost and traumatized by the tragedies in Newtown, Conn., Aurora, Colo., Tucson, Ariz., and College Station, people are talking about the importance of mental health services. We shouldn’t stigmatize people with mental illness,
The Texas House has approved the first of a few supplemental spending bills that will be enacted for state fiscal 2013, which ends this August. HB 10 authorizes $4.5 billion in General Revenue needed to pay about six months’ worth