Medicaid waivers and expansion can be complicated and confusing, but here’s a real-life example to help make the differences a little easier to understand.
EHF’s Shao-Chee Sim looks at the Foundation’s polling data over the past three years that includes Texans’ views on Medicaid expansion, Texans’ support for increased state government spending on health care, and Texans’ view on whether state government is doing enough to make sure vulnerable populations are getting the health care they need.
Your comments are needed as the state holds public hearings on Texas Medicaid dollars.
New report: Work by Texas clinics to address community-wide health needs offers model for Medicaid managed care
Efforts by Texas clinics to reduce chronic disease like obesity, diabetes, and high blood pressure by addressing community conditions outside the doctor’s office could provide a practical model to address social determinants of health affecting Medicaid beneficiaries. That’s according to a new report by the Milken Institute School of Public Health at George Washington University examining policies that can spur community health improvement efforts within Medicaid managed care.
Learn how EHF and the OneStar Foundation worked together during COVID-19 to use data to identify regions heavily impacted by the virus that were less likely to have sufficient resources to respond to the economic, social, and health challenges posed by the pandemic.
Nearly half of all Texans say it’s difficult for them to pay for health care, but Texans without health insurance face much more difficulty affording medical care and are far more likely to skip going to the doctor. Those are some of the findings from a statewide EHF poll on affordability and access to health care in Texas.
EHF CEO Elena Marks talks to host Evan Smith about the Texas Legislature’s debate over Medicaid expansion — why it’s back, whether it’s got a chance, and the price Texas pays for being first among all states in uninsured residents, adults and kids.
Marks talks about the importance of addressing non-medical factors that impact health in PBS NewsHour’s primetime special “Critical Care”
EHF and a wide spectrum of philanthropic leaders, physicians, health care providers, local officials, business leaders, and advocates have signed a letter to the governor and the Texas Legislature.
EHF’s Elena Marks writes that Texas has the means to make health coverage a reality for more than one million low-income Texans. She says state leaders hold the keys and how can we look hard-working Texans in the eyes knowing what we know, and say we just decided not to do anything about it?
The pandemic has hit low-income communities of color particularly hard. WATCH NOW to see how EHF doubled down on efforts to improve community conditions so everyone can have a fair shot at a healthy life. Learn more in our new short film about our work:
From new virtual programs to successful models based in pediatric clinics, Episcopal Health Foundation is providing $2 million to efforts across Texas that are helping moms, dads and other caregivers promote healthy brain development for the youngest Texans.