PUBLIC BENEFITS: HEALTH CARE ACCESS


The center focuses on health care access, immigrants' access to services, food and nutrition, the state's eligibility and enrollment system, and TANF.

Recent Health Care Access Publications

The Kassebaum -Kennedy Health Insurance Act: What Would It Do? (06/12/1996)
The U.S. Senate and House have passed different versions of an insurance bill under the same number,H.R. 3103.The bills do not address the problem of affordability, which is the primary barrier preventing 4.5 million Texans -- over 26% of the population under age 65 -- from getting health coverage. These uninsured Texans do not qualify for Medicaid. The bills would create market reforms designed to ensure that Americans who can afford average-priced health insurance do not lose their coverage or face permanentlimits on coverage when they change jobs.

Welfare and Medicaid 'Reforms' Are Moving Again in Congress (06/7/1996)
Federal redesign of Medicaid, welfare, and related social services programs remains a hot topic in Washington. In recent weeks, several Medicaid and welfare bills have been announced and/or filed.

State Officials to Hold Medicaid Managed Care Public Hearings (05/17/1996)
The focus of the Washington Watch series has been analyzing the impacts of federal proposals on Texas. Major changes to welfare, Medicaid and other important social programs have largely been delayed, but spending reductions have occurred and state-level reforms and other initiatives are continuing.

Still Watching (02/9/1996)
In this Washington Watch we hope to bring you up to date on the general status of the federal budget and recent developments on welfare and Medicaid. Updates on food and nutrition programs, EITC and other issues will follow in the next WW.

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