Texas holds public comment period on controversial Medicaid waiver

WACO, Texas (KWTX) – The Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) allowed the public to weigh in on Wednesday on a 10-year, multi-billion dollar Medicaid waiver it previously negotiated in the final days of the Trump administration.

Texas uses the waiver, in large part, to reimburse hospitals that provide care to uninsured Texans, instead of expanding the number of Texans eligible for Medicaid coverage in the first place.

In April, the Biden administration rescinded the waiver agreement because Texas did not hold a public comment period, which is required by law.

HHSC plans to hold two more public comment periods on June 10 and June 15.

Source: Texas holds public comment period on controversial Medicaid waiver / KWTX

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