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Support Medicaid Expansion in Texas

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 […]

Axe the Tampon Tax! (Approve HB 321)

COMMITTEE HEARING IS MONDAY, APRIL 19 AT 10 AM ISSUE Period poverty is when menstruators cannot afford or access menstrual hygiene products such as pads and tampons. Currently, these products are taxed as if they are luxury items, when in fact they are necessary healthcare products. The “tampon tax” unfairly burdens Texans in period poverty […]

More Attacks on Transgender Youth and Those Who Care for Them (SBs 1311/1646, HBs 1399/1424)

ISSUE Quick Take: There will be hearings this week (week of April 12) on several bills that would limit healthcare access for transgender children. Senate, Monday, April 12, 9 AM Senate State Affairs Committee hearing on SBs 1311 and 1646. SB 1311 would ban healthcare providers from providing gender-affirming care to transgender children. SB 1646 […]

Show You Oppose Anti-Abortion Bills That Take Away Texan’s Rights!

Important: The hearing on these bills is Wednesday, April 7 ISSUE A group of highly restrictive anti-abortion bills, including the 6-week fetal heartbeat bill, have already passed the Texas Senate and are scheduled to sail through a hearing in the House Public Health Committee beginning at 8:00 AM on Wednesday, April 7th. If these bills […]