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 Balanced Budget Act of 1997: Highlights of Child Health Block Grant and Medicaid Provisions (09/24/1997)
On August 5, the President signed into law the federal budget reconciliation act for federal FY 1998, officially titled the Balanced Budget Act of 1997. The Act includes a wide variety of important provisions; this Policy Page describes in a summary way important changes in Medicaid and Medicaid Managed Care policy, as well as the new child health block grant.

More Key Medicaid and Health Issues in Senate and House Budget Bills (07/24/1997)
This Policy Page provides additional updated information on House and Senate budget proposals to add to the information included in PP #52 of 7/9/97. Negotiations are underway, and a compromise bill is sought before the August 2 break.

Health and Immigrant Benefit Issues Update (07/9/1997)
This Issue of Policy Page provides information on immigrant SSI changes, DSH cuts, and child health proposals included in the House and Senate Federal Budget Bills, and a status report on implementation of federal benefit cuts for legal immigrants in Texas.

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