• September 17, 2021

Tags : medicaid

Texas congressional Democrats propose bill to let local governments expand

Local governments would be able to bypass conservative state leaders and implement their own Medicaid expansion programs for working poor Texans with federal funds, under federal legislation introduced Monday by U.S. Rep. Lloyd Doggett, D-Austin. Dubbed the “Cover Outstanding Vulnerable Expansion-Eligible Residents Now Act,” the legislation is a “homegrown solution” to a decade of resistance […]Read More

Low-income Texans struggle to find new doctors as state officials

Planned Parenthood employees are scrambling to help find new doctors for thousands of low-income patients after Texas officials and a court order booted the women’s health provider from Medicaid, the federal-state health insurance program for the poor and disabled. Experts say there’s a scarcity of places low-income patients can receive non-abortion services like cancer screenings, […]Read More

Congress is Eyeing big Medicaid Cuts: Here’s Why it Matters

Despite years of sleepless nights, emergency room trips and long stares into the financial abyss, Kate Robinson-Howell and Bob Howell of Austin are adamant that they are a Medicaid success story. Their second child, Apollo, was born with a malformed esophagus and trachea. He had emergency surgery to reconstruct his airway when he was just […]Read More

Study: Medicaid Increasingly Important to Rural Texas

AUSTIN, Texas – A new report shows Medicaid is important to ensure that rural families, in Texas and across the country, have access to the care they need to stay healthy. The Georgetown University Center for Children and Families finds 46 percent of children in rural Texas are on Medicaid, compared with 41 percent in […]Read More

Texas Officially kicking Planned Parenthood out of Medicaid

Texas health officials on Tuesday delivered a final legal notice to nix the funding Planned Parenthood receives through the Medicaid program. After more than a year of delays, Texas is officially kicking Planned Parenthood out of the state’s Medicaid program. In a move that could affect thousands of low-income women, state health officials on Tuesday […]Read More

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