Center for Public Policy Priorities
Health and Wellness: Latest Work
2017
NOV
09
Joint Letter from Children's Health Coverage Coalition: Renew the CHIP Program LETTER

NOV
09
Texas CHIP Enrollment Data by County for August 2017 READ

NOV
03
Deporting People from Churches, Schools and Hospitals Is Bad for Texas BRIEF
BLOG

OCT
16
CHIP Funding Fact SheetFACT SHEET

SEP
12
Understanding the Poverty and Supplemental Poverty Measures
FACT SHEET
Comparing the Current Population Survey with the American Community Survey FACT SHEET
Video: Texas and the latest Census data VIDEO
SEP
01
Comments on the Healthy Texas Women Section 1115(a) Demonstration Waiver Application READ MORE
AUG
02
Excluding Planned Parenthood Has Been Terrible for Texas Women REPORT
JUL
25
Testimony: Texas Impact of Proposed Federal Rollback of Medicaid and the ACA READ MORE
APR
13
CPPP Comments on Healthy Texas Women Draft Waiver
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JUN
27
Update: Texas and the Senate's Medicaid Cut and ACA Repeal Bill
READ MORE
JUN
27
Texas Medicaid Data Prepared for the Texas Congressional Delegation
VIEW PRESENTATION
JUN
21
85th Texas Regular Session Legislative Wrap-Up
FULL REPORT
WRAP-UP WEBSITE
JUN
12

Addiction Treatment: Expanded Access or Dramatic Cuts? 

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MAY
17
Letter to Budget Conferees Requesting Funding for Sandra Bland Act
LETTER
MAY
10
Six Key Points on Medicaid Funding in the Texas Budget
STATEMENT
MAY
04
CPPP Statement on the Passage of "American Health Care Act"
STATEMENT
MAY
03
Medicaid and CHIP: Extended Senate and House Budget Comparison
LEARN MORE
APR
24
Community Eligibility: Feeding All Your Students For Free
LEARN MORE
APR
18
Presentation: House Committee on Insurance for House Bill 4213
LEARN MORE
APR
18
Testimony: House Committee on Public Health for House Bill 3634
LEARN MORE
APR
12
Testimony: In Support of House Bill 1533

   TESTIMONY
Point of Order Video: Medicaid

CPPP Associate Director Anne Dunkelberg and Communications Associate Gina Chavez discuss the importance of Medicaid, and why proposing Medicaid block grants and per capita caps would be disastrous for Texas as well as the rest of the nation.

WATCH VIDEO
APR
03
Medicaid Funding: Like Senate, House Committee Budget Raises Unanswered Questions
LEARN MORE
MAR
29
Lone Star Card Changes are Costly, Unnecessary, and Potentially Discriminatory
BRIEF
MAR
21
Repeal Bill Threatens Texas Medicaid REPORT
MAR
08
Facebook Live: What do health care proposals from Congress mean for Texas?  WATCH
MAR
07
Health Care – The Latest on ACA Repeal Proposals and Texas Medicaid Cuts

BLOCK GRANT REPORT
SENATE MEDICAID BRIEF
ACA IMPACTS ON TEXAS BLOG
MAR
07
Protect Our Health Care: Real Threats to Health Insurance, Medicaid, and CHIP from Washington (& Austin)

PRESENTATION
MAR
03
Medicaid Block Grants -- by Any Name -- Would Mean Massive Cuts, Costs Shifted to Texas

REPORT
MAR
01
Senate Bill 1 and Medicaid Funding 

   TESTIMONY
FEB
28
Testimony: In Support of House Bill 10

   TESTIMONY
FEB
27
Testimony: House Committee on Appropriations Health and Human Services Commission

   TESTIMONY
FEB
22
A Texas-Sized Problem: How to Limit Out-of-Control Surprise Medical Billing
LEARN MORE
VIDEO
FULL REPORT

JAN
31
Testimony: Potential Impact of a TANF Kinship Subsidy Carve Out Program in Texas

   TESTIMONY
JAN
31
Testimony: Senate Bill 1, Proposed funding for Texas Health and Human Services Commission
Proposed Medicaid Funding Cuts

      TESTIMONY
JAN
26
High-Stakes Health Care: Essentials on the ACA, Medicaid, and CHIP in a Trump Administration        PRESENTATION (PDF)
VIDEO
JAN
24
Put on the Brakes, Congress! The damage in Texas if Congress repeals the Affordable Care Act without an immediate replacement        FULL REPORT
2016
   DEC
  22
Cover Texas Now letter to Governor Abbott and Commissioner Mattax regarding Medicaid & CHIP        FULL REPORT
     NOV
   29
   Immigrants' Access to Health Care in Texas: An        Updated Landscape        FULL REPORT
     NOV
   14
   What is a surprise medical bill?         FULL REPORT
     OCT
   27
Texan Veterans in the Coverage Gap        FULL REPORT
     OCT
   27
   Children's Health Coverage Rate now at Historic      High of 95 Percent - A Report from Georgetown        University        FULL REPORT
 PRESS RELEASE

     OCT
   12
  CPPP comments on rules to support access to         highly qualified family planning providers in the         federal Title X program        FULL REPORT

SEP
13
New Census Data: Despite Progress, Refusal to Expand Medicaid Keeps Texas the State with Most Uninsured Residents
FACT SHEET

SEPT
12
Understanding the Poverty and Supplemental Poverty Measures
FACT SHEET

Comparing the Current Population Survey with the American Community Survey FACT SHEET

JUL
29
Keeping Kids with Family: How Texas Can Financially Support Kinship Caregivers
LEARN MORE

JUL
14
Looking Ahead to 2018: Can Texas Avoid the Loss
of $1.3 billion in Health Care Waiver Funds?
FULL REPORT

JUL
12
Community Eligibility: Feeding All Your Students
for Free

FACT SHEET
GROUP CALCULATOR

JUN
20
Coalition Letter Regarding Zika Virus Preparations to Texas Health and Human Services Commission
READ MORE

JUN
06
Most Texas Adults with Serious and Chronic Illnesses Do Not Qualify for Medicaid
READ MORE

JUN
01
Testimony by Stacey Pogue to Texas House Insurance Committee: Surprise Medical Billing and Network Adequacy
READ MORE

MAR
18
What is the Texas Coverage Gap?
READ MORE

MAR
14
The Medicaid 1115 Waiver and the Coverage Gap
READ MORE

MAR
14
Analysis of Public Comments on the Texas Medicaid "1115" Waiver
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MAR
14
CPPP Comments on the Medicaid 1115 Waiver Renewal READ MORE


MAR
02
Fact sheet about Cancelled PPOs in the Health Insurance Marketplace

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JAN
13
Afterschool Meals: Keep Students Fueled with Free Meals after Classes

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2015

DEC
21
Comments: 2017 Federal Notice of Benefit and Payment Parameters - Network Adequacy and Standardized Plans
READ MORE

DEC
21
Comments: 2017 Federal Notice of Benefit and Payment Parameters - Outreach and Enrollment
READ MORE

DEC
01
New Resource: Texas Health Care Guide, Your GPS for Texas Health Care Coverage VISIT SITE
BLOG


NOV
20
Letter to State of Texas Requesting Uncompensated Care Analysis
READ MORE


NOV
9
Comments: Proposed Federal Rules to Prevent Discrimination in Health Care
READ MORE

OCT
23
Comments: Texas Drug List Transparency Informal Rule for HB 1624
READ MORE

SEP
30
Comments: 2017 Texas Essential Health Benefits Benchmark Plan
READ MORE

SEP
30
Comments: 2017 Texas Essential Health Benefits Benchmark Plan - Special Concern for Transgender Individuals
READ MORE

OCT
13
Graphic: Who Gets Medicaid in Texas
READ MORE


JUL
31
Community Eligibility: Feeding All Your Students
for Free

FACT SHEET
GROUP CALCULATOR

JUL
23
Fed NPRM Comments Medicaid Managed Care
READ MORE


JUL
20
CPPP comments to Texas HHSC on draft 1115 Medicaid Waiver Renewal Application
READ MORE


JUL
07
Made for Each Other: A Coverage Plan is Texas' Best Bet to Maximize Medicaid 1115 Waiver Renewal
READ MORE

MAY
17
Testimony: HB 2835, Barriers to Care for Undocumented Children
READ MORE

MAY
05
Texas Coalition for Healthy Minds, Budget Recommendations
READ MORE

MAY
04
Testimony: HB 2666, Asset Limits for SNAP  
Eligibility, House Human Service
s
READ MORE

APR
30
Closing the Texas Coverage Gap: How Texas Leader Can Still Help Over 1 Million Texans this Session
READ MORE

APR
27
Testimony: CSHB 2304, HHSC Sunset and Reorganization, House Human Services
READ MORE
VIDEO
APR
24
Testimony: HB 1908, Mental Health and Recidivism, House Corrections
READ MORE
APR
21
Fact Sheet: The Texas 1115 Waiver Renewal, Texas Coverage Gap Conversation FACT SHEET
APR
16
Waiting Period for the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP): Not Worth the State Resources or Risk to Children's Health
READ MORE
APR
13
Testimony: HB 1873, Self-Directed Care, House Human Services Committee
READ MORE
APR
13
Testimony: HB 1541, Peer Support Services, House Human Services Committee
READ MORE
APR
09
Testimony: SB 1475, Medicaid Managed Care Consumer Supports, Senate Health and Human Services Committee
READ MORE
MAR
25
Arkansas' Private Option: Which Features Could Texas Use? READ MORE
MAR
23
Testimony: CSSB 200, Senate Health and Human Services Committee READ MORE
MAR
   18
Testimony: HB 838, House Insurance Committee READ MORE
MAR
03
Texas Medicaid Spending In ContextREAD MORE
FEB
25
Testimony: SB 219, Senate Committee on Health and Human Services READ MORE
FEB
16
Presentation: Texas and Obamacare: A Status Update
READ MORE
FEB
16
Testimony: HB 1, House Appropriations Committee, Subcommittee on Article II READ MORE
JAN
28
Food and Nutrition in Texas: What You Need to Know READ MORE
BLOG POST
JAN
27
HHSC Sunset Review: Letter of Support for HB 550 / SB 219 READ MORE
2014
SEP
15
Surprise Medical Bills Take Advantage of Texans: Little-known practice creates a "second emergency" for ER patients FULL REPORT
PRESS RELEASE
BLOG POST
SEP
15
Testimony: The Affordable Care Act and Texas Insurance Consumers READ MORE   
AUG
14
Testimony: Medicaid, the Affordable Care Act, and Connecting Low-income Texans to Health Care Services READ MORE
AUG
06
From Recidivism to Recovery: The Case for Peer Support in Texas Correctional Facilities FULL REPORT
PRESS RELEASE
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
AUG
04
Comments Related to Continuation and Conversion Provisions for Consumers in the Health Insurance Marketplace  READ MORE
MAY
28
Health Care, the 2013 Texas Legislature, and the Affordable Care Act READ THE REPORT
PRESS RELEASE
DATA TOOL
MAY
16
Texas Schools, Raise Your Hand for a Better Way to Feed Students READ MORE
APR
22
Testimony: Peer Support and Re-entry READ MORE
MAR
04
PRESS RELEASE: Texas Students, Schools and Districts to Benefit from New Law on School Breakfast READ MORE
FEB
26
Making Breakfast Big in Texas: The Most Important Meal of the Day Just Got Better for Texas Students and Schools READ MORE
FEB
21
Final TDI Navigator Rules Much Improved READ MORE
FEB
21
TDI Comparison of Proposed and Adopted Navigator Rules READ MORE
JAN
09
Comments on Proposed Regulation of Navigators for Health Benefit Exchanges READ MORE
2013
DEC
17
Navigator Proposed Rules Will Impede Insurance Enrollment
READ MORE
DEC
16
Navigator Rule Flow Chart; 
Comparison Chart of Training Standards and Fees
READ MORE
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NOV
30
Comments Related to Upcoming Rulemaking for Senate Bill 1795 and Navigators READ MORE
NOV
12
Open Letter to Farm Bill Conference Committee Members READ MORE
OCT
21
Sizing Up the Texas Budget: Mental Health READ MORE
OCT
15
Comments Related to Rulemaking for Senate Bill 1795 and Navigators READ MORE
SEP
27
Health Care Coverage Today Versus 2014: Not Fair to Compare READ MORE
AUG
15
Sizing Up The Texas Budget: Family Planning READ MORE
SEP
03

Protect SNAP: What Can You Do?

 
READ MORE
AUG
8
Sizing Up The Texas Budget: Medicaid and CHIP READ MORE
MAY
16
Federal Rule Comments: Affordable Care Act Navigators READ MORE
APR
25
Family Planning in the Texas Budget: Comparing the House and Senate Bills READ MORE
APR
24
Medicaid and CHIP in the Texas Budget: Comparing the House and Senate Bills READ MORE
APR
24
Mental Health in the Texas Budget: Comparing the House and Senate Bills
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APR
24
Open Letter to State Budget Conferees READ MORE
APR
22

SNAP Resource Limits Undermine Family Self-Sufficiency

 
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APR
18
Medicaid Expansion Would Help Thousands of Texas Veterans READ MORE
APR
03
Medicaid in Other States: Arizona and Maine READ MORE
APR
03
Medicaid in Other States: Arkansas READ MORE
MAR
18

The ACA and Mental Health

 
READ MORE
MAR
07

The Curious Case of No-Charge School Breakfast: How Serving More for Less Pays Off 

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FEB
22

Promoting Successful Rehabilitation and Reentry of Ex-Drug Offenders 

 
READ MORE
FEB
21

Medicaid Expansion Resource Guide:

All the Latest on the Costs and Benefits for Texas 
 
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FEB
20
Opening Doors: Building Texas' Primary Health Care WorkforceREAD MORE
2012
DEC
26
Comments: Proposed Rule to End Insurers Practice of Denying Coverage for Pre-existing Conditions 
 
READ MORE
DEC
26
Comments: Proposed Rule on Essential Health Benefits Will Improve Coverage Held Today 
 
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DEC
20
A More Affordable Option for Texans with Pre-Existing Conditions in 2014
 
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DEC
14
Comments: Proposed Rules Will Help Curb Balance Billings

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OCT
29
Comments: New Systems for Health Care Delivery Must be Held Accountable

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