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.
Report Type: Medicaid Expansion in Texas
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.
Economic and Fiscal Benefits to Texas of Accessing Additional Federal Funds for Health Insurance Expansion, December 2020
New report by The Perryman Groups shows that Texas could alleviate a substantial portion of the state’s uninsured rate by expanding health insurance coverage using available federal funds and reap notable economic and fiscal gains in the process.
Four prominent economists in Texas urge elected officials and other leaders to consider the benefits of Medicaid Expansion in Texas