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December 6, 2019

Texas Conservative Coalition Research Institute

Comments on Texas Medical Board Proposed Rule 22 TAC §165.7 to Implement Senate Bill 1264 (86R)

December 6, 2019

Submitted via email to: rules.development@tmb.state.texas.us

Background: The Need for SB 1264

In 2016 the total cost of healthcare in the U.S. reached $3.3 trillion and, according to the federal Centers f...

December 3, 2019

Texas Conservative Coalition Research Institute

Testimony to the Senate Committee on Health & Human Services

December 3, 2019

Regarding the Committee’s Charge: Examine the current status and future direction of the following programs: The Texas Healthcare Transformation and Quality Improvement Program Section 1115 Demonstration Waiver, including the DSRIP Trans...

December 3, 2019

Texas Conservative Coalition Research Institute

Testimony to the Senate Committee on Health & Human Services

December 3, 2019

Regarding the Committee’s Charge: Examine the emerging public health concerns from the rise of e-cigarette use and “vaping,” especially among minors. Determine if additional policies or laws are needed to protect the public’s health.

Exec...

October 28, 2019

Comments on Texas Department of Insurance Proposed Rules to Implement Senate Bill 1264

September 23, 2019

By TCCRI Staff.    Sep. 23, 2019

Speaker Nancy Pelosi recently unveiled her plan to regulate prescription drug costs in both the Medicare program and private market. Not surprisingly, the Speaker turned to big government to guide the principles of her proposal, the major tenets of which include: use of an international pricing index (IPI) based on other...

March 21, 2019

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I. Background

Medicaid Overview 

With a total FY 2018-2019 biennial appropriation of $61.8 billion all funds (AF), the Medicaid program makes up just over 28% of the entire state budget.[i]And, because the program is an entitlement with open-ended funding, and is largely ruled by federal laws and regulations, the state...

February 15, 2019

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I. Introduction

Healthcare is one of the most personal issues that we as human beings face and, as such, is an issue that ignites fiery political and philosophical debates. From the degree to which the government or a third- party entity should be inserted in between you and your doctor, to birth and complex end...

March 7, 2018

Executive Summary

The Texas Legislature first began utilizing Medicaid managed care in the early 1990s.  What began as a small regional Medicaid managed care pilot in 1993 has today grown to operate in all of Texas’s 254 counties and cover over 90% of the state’s Medicaid enrollees. Medicaid Managed Care Organizations (MCOs) are paid billions of taxpayer doll...

December 7, 2017

Executive Summary

With total annual expenditures of approximately $38 billion (including supplemental federal hospital funds), the Texas Medicaid program comprises about 29 percent of the entire state budget. Program caseload has grown considerably under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), even though Texas rightfully refused to expand Medicaid coverage to able-...

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