On August 14, 2014, I submitted written testimony proposing alternatives to Medicaid Expansion to the Health and Human Services Committee of the Texas Legislature on behalf of the Texas Association of Community-based Health Plans (TACHP). Currently, more than 1 million Texans are uninsured and ineligible for employer-sponsored insurance or subsidies under the Affordable Care Act. Taxpayers currently pay for the care of low-income Texans, but the system is very fragmented and cost-inefficient. Pursuing alternatives to Medicaid Expansion will not only create an opportunity for federal funds to replace state funds, but will also streamline health services.
Read our proposal here: http://www.newhealthytexas.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/Written-Testimony-for-Sen-HHS-Comm-08-14-2014.pdf