A large majority of Texans say it’s very important for candidates to address issues that make health care more affordable, and more than half say state lawmakers should increase state spending on health care. Those are just some the results of a new statewide Episcopal Health Foundation (EHF) poll on health care access and affordability in Texas.
Report Type: Medicaid Expansion in Texas
More than 950,000 newly-eligible adults would enroll in health insurance under Medicaid expansion in Texas, bringing a projected $5.4 billion in federal dollars to the state. That’s according to a new study by researchers at the Bush School of Government & Public Service at Texas A&M University.
A new statewide poll on health policy issues finds that a large majority of Texans support Medicaid expansion and say state government should play a role in making sure the health care system works well.
Center on Budget and Policy Priorities: Health Provisions in House Relief Bill Would Improve Access to Health Coverage During COVID Crisis, February 2021
A new report by the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities shows that COVID-19 relief legislation that House committees are considering includes several vital provisions that would make comprehensive health insurance coverage more affordable and accessible for millions of people.
Kaiser Family Foundation: New Incentive for States to Adopt the ACA Medicaid Expansion – Implications for State Spending, February 2021
A Congressional Committee’s proposal as part of the COVID-19 relief package aims to encourage states that haven’t expanded Medicaid under the ACA to take up expansion by providing an additional temporary fiscal incentive. This issue brief from Kaiser Family Foundation provides illustrative estimates of the net fiscal benefit to states from these incentives relative to state costs under expansion.
Texas 2036: New online tool shows 500+ policy scenarios to make health insurance coverage available to more Texans, January 2021
Texas 2036’s Health Coverage Policy Explorer is a new online tool that allows Texans to explore the costs and benefits of more than 500 possible policy scenarios that Texas legislators could adopt to make health insurance available to more Texans who do not have it today.