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    We need a health care coverage solution now more than ever.

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  • Emergency Preparedness

    Be prepared for your patients and communities when they need you most.

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  • Medicaid 1115 Waiver Extended

    CMS recently approved a 10-year extension of Texas’ Medicaid 1115 Waiver.

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  • COVID-19

    Get the latest resources to respond to COVID-19.

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  • State Advocacy

    Read Texas hospitals’ policy priorities for the 2021 legislative session.

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  • Federal Advocacy

    Learn more about the federal issues impacting Texas hospitals.

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THA’s COVID-19 Resource Center is Texas’ hospitals go-to for the latest updates, guidance and information on COVID-19. Hospitals fighting on the frontlines of the pandemic are encouraged to use these resources in their COVID-19 response.

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Stay up-to-date on the policy, legislative and regulatory issues impacting Texas hospitals at the state and federal levels.

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Read the November/December 2020 issue of Texas Hospitals Magazine


Texas Hospitals magazine
In the January/February issue of Texas Hospitals magazine, THA covers the arrival of the COVID-19 vaccine in Texas, how hospitals are addressing Texans' mental health, the value of skilled nurses, and the future of health care.

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THA Statement On Mask Mandate

(March 2) We are asking people to continue masking. We know that it works. It protects health care workers and the people around you. More infectious variants are circulating in Texas, and millions more people need to be vaccinated. We should still be doing everything we can to protect each other ...

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Texas Hospitals Outline Public Policy Priorities for a Healthier Texas

(Jan. 12) As the 87th Texas Legislature kicks off its 140-day legislative session, Texas hospitals outline a public policy agenda focused on strengthening the state’s health care infrastructure to meet the health care needs of all Texas residents ...

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Texas Hospitals Offer Tips for People Seeking Vaccine

(Jan. 5) Working around the clock to treat the sickest COVID-19 patients and vaccinate as many people as possible, Texas hospitals urge the public to heed hospital protocols for accessing the COVID-19 vaccine to help streamline the vaccination process ...

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THA Statement on COVID-19 Vaccination

(Dec. 21) The time is now to show leadership and confidence in the COVID-19 vaccine. We have the gift of science before us, and we applaud Gov. Greg Abbott for getting in line for the COVID-19 vaccination alongside the thousands of Texas health care workers who have already been vaccinated ...

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Ted Shaw Blog
    • 2/18/2021 11:28:00 AM
    The extension of the Texas Medicaid 1115 Waiver provides critically needed stability to the state's health care safety net while hospitals continue to work with state lawmakers, other providers and pa...
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    • 1/15/2021 10:47:00 AM
    Texas hospitals have several public policy priorities for the 87th Texas Legislature, which recently convened in Austin for its 140-day legislative session.
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    • 12/21/2020 9:26:00 AM
    As we head into the holidays, public prevention messaging must remain strong even while the positive and powerful force of a vaccine is before us. Now is not the time to let our guards down.
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Recent White Papers

Recent White Papers

The Texas Hospital Association often publishes white papers on issues affecting Texas hospitals and the health care of Texans.

Improve Access to Mental Health Treatment With an IMD Exclusion Waiver: Texas hospitals encourage the state to direct the Texas Health and Human Services Commission to pursue an 1115 demonstration waiver to eliminate the “IMD exclusion” and increase access to inpatient treatment for adults with severe mental illness. Download

The Medicaid 1115 Waiver is a Building Block to Health Care Coverage: In January, CMS approved a 10-year extension of Texas’ Medicaid 1115 Waiver. A historic success for Texas, the extension continues the life of the current waiver through September 2030. Texas hospitals will continue to work with state and federal leaders to implement the waiver’s changes and address the health care coverage gap in Texas. Download

Texas Hospitals’ 2021 Federal Policy Priorities
The Texas Hospital Association appreciates the opportunity to work with the Texas Congressional delegation to ensure hospitals across the state have the support they need to provide the highest quality of care. To achieve these goals, hospitals need financial stability and a fair regulatory environment. Download

Texas Hospitals’ 2021 State Policy Priorities
Leading the nation in population and job growth, Texas has one of the country’s strongest economies. Yet, no other state has more residents without health insurance, and no other state has experienced more hospital closures in rural communities. Download

Texas Hospitals, Health Care Providers Support DSRIP Extension: As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to spread and challenge our health care infrastructure, now is not the time to wind down the DSRIP program. Texas hospitals and health care providers instead support an extension of DSRIP for at least one additional year. Download

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The Texas Hospital Association would like to hear from both its members and from the public for whom Texan hospitals and health systems work to keep healthy.