Topics for State Lawmakers to Study in Advance of the 2021 Legislative Session
Although the 2019 legislative session wrapped in May, work on the state’s most important health care issues affecting Texas hospitals does not stop. In August, the Texas Hospital Association
suggested topics for state lawmakers to study in advance of the next legislative session in 2021.
Texas’ Medicaid 1115 Waiver, opportunities to increase health care coverage, oversight of Medicaid managed care organizations and surprise billing are among the issues THA suggested. Studying these issues will help state lawmakers understand the policies and funding Texas hospitals need to continue providing the highest quality care to all Texans.
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