• October 22, 2020

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Feds Grant Texas $25 Billion Extension of Medicaid Waiver

AUSTIN – Health care providers in Texas are getting a $25 billion shot in the arm with the five-year extension of a Medicaid program by the federal government. The plan, known as an 1115 Demonstration Waiver is considered a low-cost alternative to traditional Medicaid. It provides hospitals and other caregivers with incentives to improve care […]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

Kids’ Advocates Push to Restore Texas Medicaid Funds

AUSTIN – Budget cuts to the Texas Medicaid program have left many of the state’s poorest children with little or no access to necessary health care, according to children’s advocates. They say despite calls by some in the Texas Legislature to restore funding, the current Senate budget plan underfunds Medicaid by at least $1.9 billion […]Read More

Lack of Medicaid Expansion Costing Texas Billions

AUSTIN – Texas has the most uninsured people in the country, but state officials have rejected an almost cost-free expansion of the federal Medicaid program. As many as 1 million Texans fall into the coverage gap, where they don’t qualify for Medicaid but can’t afford health coverage through the Affordable Care Act. According to a new […]Read More

Texas mulls who profits from Medicaid

Texas was within eight days of slashing the amount of money it pays therapists for poor and disabled children when a state district judge last month stepped in and blocked the move. It was the latest round in a high-profile legal and public relations battle that has ensued since lawmakers ordered a roughly 25 percent […]Read More