Texans on Medicaid can now use Uber for non-emergency medical appointments

Uber is now offering millions of Texans on Medicaid rides to and from non-emergency medical appointments.

Uber Health, the company’s health care division, launched the service officially this week thanks to a law the company helped pass in the 2019 legislative session. Uber worked with now-Speaker of the Texas House of Representatives Dade Phelan to pass legislation allowing ride-sharing companies to utilize the Medicaid program.

Uber says that rides for Medicaid enrollees will be priced the same as the company’s UberX service, and the health systems providing care can schedule transportation on a dashboard. It can also streamline those providers’ payments by combining charges for Medicaid patients into a single monthly bill.

Source: Texans on Medicaid can now use Uber for non-emergency medical appointments/Dallas Morning News

2 Responses

  • Thank you I have missed many doctors appointments because I don’t have a car or money for a Uber or Lyft at the time. I do use Uber or Lyft when I have money in my bank account which isn’t often. At 73yrs (disabled) and on SSI I try and go without necessities to save money for my doctors ride from either Uber or Lyft. It’s difficult to stay Half test done that by doctor has recommended because again if I don’t have bunny I can’t get to those appointments. Like blood test and other doctors for other personal health problems I may have. I would really appreciate to get some help for these rides or at least have a ride. It would help me mentally if I didn’t have to worry how I was going to get to my next appointment. Many times I’ve had to call and cancel because of my ride situation. I hope this helps in understanding of my problem with transportation to see doctors or pick up medication she has prescribed for me. Thank you for anything you can do to help me in my situation. I am grateful that something is being done for people in my situation.

  • Thank you I have missed many doctors appointments because I don’t have a car or money for a Uber or Lyft at the time. I do use Uber or Lyft when I have money in my bank account which isn’t often. At 73yrs (disabled) and on SSI I try and go without necessities to save money for my doctors ride from either Uber or Lyft. It’s difficult to stay Half test done that by doctor has recommended because again if I don’t have bunny I can’t get to those appointments. Like blood test and other doctors for other personal health problems I may have. I would really appreciate to get some help for these rides or at least have a ride. It would help me mentally if I didn’t have to worry how I was going to get to my next appointment. Many times I’ve had to call and cancel because of my ride situation. I hope this helps in understanding of my problem with transportation to see doctors or pick up medication she has prescribed for me. Thank you for anything you can do to help me in my situation. I am grateful that something is being done for people in my situation. Tk you

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