Texas is ground zero for cutting kids off their health care coverage during the Medicaid unwinding process. The scale of coverage loss in Texas is unprecedented and unnecessary. No state has kicked more people or kids off Medicaid or had a higher share of renewals end in loss of coverage.
Frontline state employees are imploring leadership for help while reporting serious system errors, non-compliance with federal guidelines, and big paperwork backlogs. Texas state leaders have failed to act to keep eligible kids covered. Ultimately, the Biden Administration Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) will need to take action for any hope of eligible Texas children and families keeping the Medicaid coverage and health care they need.
On Tuesday, September 26, Every Texan, Children’s Defense Fund-Texas, Congressman Lloyd Doggett, the Texas State Employees Union (TSEU), and UnidosUS will convene policy experts, local elected officials, and frontline workers at the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) for a press conference on the critical need for federal solutions.
Every Texan believes that social justice requires public policy. Since its founding in 1985, Every Texan has leveraged public policy to expand opportunity and equity for Texans of all backgrounds. Every Texan is an independent nonprofit organization that researches, analyzes, and advocates for public policies to achieve equitable access to quality health care, food security, education, and good jobs. Our bold, research-driven legislative priorities dare Texas leaders to make Texas the best state for hard-working people and their families. Learn more at everytexan.org