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    CMS recently rescinded Texas’ 10-year Medicaid 1115 Waiver extension.

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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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In the May/June issue of Texas Hospitals magazine, THA celebrates Hospital Week, discusses the protection of health care providers, and explores how Texas hospitals used COVID-19 testing and mass vaccination sites to get their communities through the pandemic.

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THA Statement on Medicaid Waiver Action

(April 16) The following is a statement from Ted Shaw, Texas Hospital Association president/CEO, on the federal government’s action today to rescind the 10-year Medicaid 1115 waiver extension that was granted by the previous administration. Set to be in place through 2030, the waiver extension would have provided life-saving health care funding for Texas ...

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THA Statement on Texas House Health Care Plan

(April 7) The following is a statement from Ted Shaw, Texas Hospital Association president/CEO, on Texas House Speaker Dade Phelan’s plan to address health care issues during the 2021 legislative session. “We couldn’t agree more that Texans should have access to the best health care services possible, and we are pleased to see a significant, bipartisan spotlight on the issue this session ...

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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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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.

Health Care and the 87th Texas Legislature: Outcomes for Texas Hospitals: Texas hospitals secured a number of impressive funding and policy wins during the 2021 legislative session. This recap report describes the politics and policies driving Texas' health care landscape and the outcomes for Texas hospitals. Download

Losing Texas’ Waiver Extension Destabilizes the Health Care Safety Net: The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services on April 16 rescinded the 10-year extension of Texas’ Medicaid 1115 Waiver that the previous administration approved in January. Download

2022-2023 State Budget Priorities: Maintaining hospital rates, pursuing a federal "IMD Exclusion" waiver for Medicaid clients' access to inpatient psychiatric care and new funding to protect the health care safety net are among Texas hospitals' top priorities for the 2022-2023 state budget. Download

Strengthen Dialysis Access in Emergencies: Texas hospitals support SB 1876/HB 3965 to strengthen requirements for end stage renal dialysis facilities to ensure access to care during emergencies. 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.