The Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) recently held its final hearing on federal Medicaid funding for the state. During the hearing, EHF president and CEO Elena Marks was among the many who testified that Texas needs to extend what’s called the 1115 Waiver that provides funding to help cover hospitals that treat uninsured patients. But she says while that’s crucial, it’s not a substitute for expanded health insurance coverage.
Marks called on the state & HHSC to:
- Find a Texas health insurance coverage solution for the high rate and number of uninsured
- Include a program to support enrollment for Medicaid, CHIP, and Affordable Care Act health insurance
- Use this opportunity to fund a program to address the non-medical factors that impact health even more than medical care
In the public comment process, join EHF in calling on Texas to include expanded health insurance coverage as part of the state’s plan.
Your comments are critical.
The deadline to submit comments is June 28, 2021
Every comment will become part of Texas’ official application for Medicaid funding.