Sep 2013

2013 Texas Legislative Update

The 83rd Texas Legislature that convened in 2013 went through three special sessions and passed over 1,400 bills.

A large number of these bills are health-related and deal with Medicaid funding. Even though Texas has declined to participate in Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act, the state is still working on its Section 1115 Medicaid waiver, disproportionate share funding and expansion of medical residency programs.

Of special note are a couple of bills that will impact healthcare providers in Texas: (continued)

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Michael Silhol