Medicare and Medicaid

With Medicare and Medicaid providing more than half of most hospitals’ patient revenue, any changes to these government-sponsored programs have a significant impact on hospitals. Federal health care reform will change these programs significantly over the next decade, as well as make dramatic modifications to private insurance practices. The Texas Legislature sets the Medicaid program budget for each biennium, and also oversees the regulation of the state’s insurance industry through the Texas Department of Insurance. THA works with the Texas Legislature on legislation that affects health care financing. Through involvement with specific Medicaid advisory committees, the Texas Health and Human Services Commission and the Texas Department of State Health Services, THA helps shape the regulatory environment.

Get the latest on the impending Medicaid Disproportionate Share Hospital payment cuts  here

Additional Information


Uniform Hospital Rate Increase Program

Disproportionate Share Hospital Payments & Uncompensated Care




John Hawkins, senior vice president, government relations, 512/465-1505

Jennifer Banda, J.D., vice president of advocacy & public policy, 512/465-1046

Richard Schirmer, FACHE, vice president of health care policy analysis, 512/465-1056

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