Written comments accepted until June 28

ISSUE

While the 87th regular legislative session is over and Medicaid expansion did not get passed, we all have a chance to make our support for it known. Until June 28, Texas Health and Human Services is accepting comments during the state’s 1115 waiver extension application process. Every comment will become part of Texas’ official application for Medicaid funding.

The 1115 waiver enables hospitals and mental health providers to get funds to pay for indigent care. Texas’ current waiver good until September 2022. The Biden administration rescinded Trump’s waiver extension and has ordered Texas to collect public input.

TAKE ACTION

You can submit a written comment to let Texas Health and Human Services know that you support having Texas take the Medicaid expansion that would extend preventive and primary care to low-income Texans.

Email your comments to TX_Medicaid_Waivers@hhsc.state.tx.us.

MORE INFORMATION

Anyone can get a free copy of the proposed waiver extension application, ask questions, obtain additional information, or submit comments. Here are the ways to do that.

Basundhara Raychaudhuri, Waiver Coordinator, Policy Development Support
Texas Health and Human Services
Attention: PO Box 13247
Mail Code H-600
Austin, Texas 78711-3247

Email: TX_Medicaid_Waivers@hhsc.state.tx.us
Telephone: 512-487-3318

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