• 2019 Legislative Session

The 86th Texas Legislature convenes in Austin for the 2019 legislative session in January. The Texas Hospital Association developed the following resources to help Texas hospitals better advocate for their policy priorities and identify opportunities to engage in the legislative process. Please contact THA’s advocacy team with any questions about these materials.


John Hawkins, senior vice president of government relations, 512/465-1505
Jennifer Banda, J.D., vice president of advocacy, public policy & HOSPAC, 512/465-1046
Carrie Kroll, vice president of advocacy, quality and public health, 512/465-1043
Sara Gonzalez, vice president of advocacy & public policy, 512/465-1596

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Texas Hospitals’ Policy Priorities

From increasing Medicaid reimbursement rates to reducing the number of uninsured Texans, Texas hospitals have a number of core policy priorities in the 2019 legislative session.

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2018 Interim Charges

Get the latest on the issues we are sure to see during the 2019 legislative session.

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Advocacy in Action

THA staff and our member hospitals often testify on behalf of the entire Texas hospital industry on critical pieces of legislation.

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Download THA’s Legislative Session App

THA’s new Legislative Session App gives hospital leaders quick access to resources relevant to the legislative session, including THA's policy priorities, position papers, videos and other web content and messaging.

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Refresher from 85th Legislature

Comprehensive reference guides summarizing legislation from the 2017 regular and special legislative sessions that impacts Texas hospitals and provides insights into how hospitals are affected.

Regular Session Report Special Session Report
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Latest Information on the New Medicaid 1115 Waiver

With approval of Texas’ new Medicaid 1115 Waiver worth approximately $25 billion through 2022, Texas hospitals are working with state and federal partners to address the Waiver’s new terms and conditions that will change hospitals’ supplemental payments. While maintaining significant funding for uncompensated care and the Delivery System Reform Incentive Payments, the new Waiver requires a new method of calculating UC payments and a phase down of DSRIP projects and funding.