Democratic congressman asks Biden administration to reinstate Medicaid waiver in Texas

(The Center Square) – Texas Democratic Congressman Filemon Vela has called on the Secretary of Health and Human Services and administrators within the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to renew Texas’ Medicaid Section 1115 waiver and several Medicaid managed care directed payment programs after several programs have expired and lack funding.

Vela wrote that CMS must “work swiftly” with Texas “to resolve any outstanding issues and reach agreement” to renew the waiver.

“The recent expiration of a number of programs that provide health care services to vulnerable communities in Texas has led to vast uncertainty for both patients and providers,” he said.

Annual financial support to these programs totals $6.3 billion.

Source: Democratic congressman asks Biden administration to reinstate Medicaid waiver in Texas / The Center Square

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