March 5, 2020

By TCCRI Staff.     Mar. 5, 2020

TCCRI's President, Mia McCord, sat down with Lone Star Health News to talk about surprise medical billing and other health care priorities TCCRI will be examining over the interim. Below is part 2 of the discussion over potential legislation that could impact patients.

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February 27, 2020

By TCCRI Staff.     Feb. 27, 2020

TCCRI's President, Mia McCord, sat down with Lone Star Health News to talk about surprise medical billing and other health care priorities TCCRI will be examining over the interim. Below is part 1 of the discussion over surprise medical billing. Stay tuned for part 2 next week.

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February 24, 2020

By TCCRI Staff.    Feb. 24, 2020

Few issues manage to cross the political aisle and form alliances as much as those intended to assist veterans. The willingness to dedicate, and sometimes lay down, one’s life for love of country is the ultimate sacrifice and, thankfully, most Americans regard that sacrifice with the utmost respect. However, despite the f...

February 24, 2020

Texas Conservative Coalition Research Institute

Senate Committee on Veteran Affairs & Border Security

February 24, 2020

Regarding the Committee’s Charges: 

Interim Charge on Veteran Health Care: Examine the adequacy of long-term health care services and support options for veterans in Texas. Identify under-served areas and barriers to accessing quality care for...

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

Click here to read the entire White Paper.

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...

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