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.
On September 12, the U.S. Census released the newest numbers counting Americans without health insurance. Disappointingly, the data show that the number of uninsured Texans in 2017 was 272,000 more than in 2016. After three straight years of historic improvements
Today’s U.S. Census data release confirms that the number of Texans without health insurance continued to decline in 2016, with uninsured Texans dropping by 70,000 from the 2015 number, and by over 1.2 million since 2013. But
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
The Congressional health care proposal is not a real plan for maintaining or increasing health care coverage in this country. It’s an ill-conceived scheme that would massively expand the uninsured population and threaten Americans’ well-being.
We get a lot of “numbers” questions: about uninsured Texans, and Texas Medicaid, and about how many could get covered if our state accepted federal dollars allocated to cover our low-income adults. One challenge is that the numbers keep changing
It looks like Texas leaders might be on the clock to get the state’s health care system in line with the new way of doing business across the country. For several years, the federal government has sent billions of dollars to
The costs of Texas’ inaction—not moving ahead with a plan for health care coverage and accepting federal Medicaid Expansion funds available to our state—are mounting with the passage of time. Experts estimate Texas is currently losing around $6