Sen. Cruz Urges Biden Administration to Grant Texas’ Medicaid Waiver

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) today sent a bicameral letter with members of the Texas delegation to the Biden administration expressing concerns regarding the Disproportionate Share Hospital Payments (DSH) and Uncompensated Care Pool (UCP) provisions in the Build Back Better Act (BBB) as well as the Biden Administration’s rescission of Texas’ 1115 waiver. Texas would be one of the hardest hit states in regards to these provisions, with Texas seeing one-third of the nationwide cuts to these payments. Texas would receive a $150 million in cuts out of the total $450 million in cuts nationwide to critical programs that provide care to Texas’s most vulnerable. Read Sens. Cruz and Rick Scott’s (R-Fla.) op-ed in The Hill covering these dangerous provisions here.

In April 2021, the Biden administration revoked a 10-year 1115 waiver for Texas’ Medicaid program that was granted in the final days of the Trump administration. In response to this announcement, Sens. Cruz and John Cornyn (R-Texas), along with 20 other members, sent a bicameral letter to Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Xavier Becerra expressing their concern and disappointment for the administration rescinding the waiver.

Source: Sen. Cruz Urges Biden Administration to Grant Texas’ Medicaid Waiver, Repeal Dangerous Provisions in BBB that Jeopardize Texans’ Access to Care / Ted Cruz U.S. Senator for Texas

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