Stacey Pogue

New Analysis of U.S. House Health Care Repeal Proves How Damaging It Would Be

Today the independent Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released its “score” of the U.S. House-passed health care repeal bill. Earlier this month the House took the short-sighted and unusual step of voting to pass the “American Health Care Act” before the CBO scored it, and now we can see why. The score reveals terrible news that […]


Stacey Pogue

Surprise Medical Billing Bill Signed Into Law

Yesterday Gov. Abbott signed SB 507 into law, improving consumer protections related to surprise medical billing. Surprise out-of-network medical bills, sometimes called “balance bills,” happen when insurers and doctors fighting over prices jointly pass the buck to a patient who received out-of-network care unknowingly. The Texas Legislature has worked to address surprise medical bills consistently […]


Ann Beeson

Trump Budget Would Harm Texans, Push Massive Costs onto Texas

President Trump’s budget would slash nutrition, health care, and other important assistance that helps millions of Texans meet basic living standards – food on the table, a roof over their heads, and access to health care – while giving new tax breaks to the wealthy and powerful. The budget stands in stark contrast to the […]


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Remembering Deacon Joe Rubio

CPPP mourns the passing of Deacon Joe Rubio on May 21, 2017. As an original member of the CPPP Board of Directors, Deacon Joe Rubio played an instrumental role in the development of the organization in a variety of roles over the years of his service, including board chair. “Deacon Joe Rubio was a dear […]