You are here

All Resources

Note: Resources appear in alphabetical order; last updated Febraury 27, 2017.


1115 Loses By County -- CPPP report including statewide and local county-and hospital specific estimates of potential 2018 funding losses. 

The 1115 Waiver and Medicaid Expansion -- Cover Texas Now publication titled, "1115 Waiver and Medicaid Expansion."

Capped Federal Medicaid Funding: Implications for Texas -- This paper was commissioned by the Texas Alliance for Health Care. The Texas Alliance for Health Care was created as a resource to lawmakers in anticipation of changes in the Affordable Care Act. The Alliance is a diversi ed group of stakeholders from private and public sectors representing hospitals, health plans, community clinics, other providers, business and public health. Its goal is to provide well thought out research that will inform and offer guidance as to the impact of proposed changes in the  nance and delivery of healthcare in Texas.

Center on Budget and Policy Priorities: Frequently Asked Questions About Medicaid -- Debates over health reform’s Medicaid expansion and proposals to radically restructure Medicaid, such as by converting it to a block grant or imposing a per capita cap on federal funding, have raised a number of questions about the program.  This report addresses some of the most important.

Chronic Illness and Medicaid -- Cover Texas Now publication titled, "Most Texas Adults with Serious and Chronis Illnesses DFo not Qualify for Medicaid."

Community Catalyst: Block Grants and Per Capita Caps Would Dismantle Medicaid as We Know It -- The president-elect and members of Congress have proposed enacting massive changes to the Medicaid program that would permanently alter the structure and financing of the program and could effectively end the guarantee of Medicaid coverage for all those who qualify. These changes undermine the cornerstone of our health care safety net and will have devastating impacts on the ability of low-income populations to access health care services.

Community Catalyst: Block Grants and Per Capita Fact Sheet -- The president-elect and members of Congress have proposed enacting massive changes to the Medicaid program that would permanently alter the structure and financing of the program and could effectively end the guarantee of Medicaid coverage for all those who qualify. These changes undermine the cornerstone of our health care safety net and will have devastating impacts on the ability of low-income populations to access health care services.

County Level Statistics -- A CPPP interactive tool measuring health and wealth benefits of covering more Texans.

Cover Texas Now Letter to Governor Abbott and Commissioner Mattax -- As Congress prepares to take up federal health care laws, the Cover Texas Now coalition submitted a detailed letter to Governor Abbott, and Texas Insurance and Health and Human Services Commissioners Mattax and Smith, urging them to voice support for policies that will create a more stable, affordable, and high-quality health care system that builds on recent progress, while making improvements. Cover Texas Now is opposed to: Congress repealing the ACA without simultaneously passing a replacement plan that would ensure no loss of coverage or loss of consumer protections; and Congress fundamentally altering and reducing federal funding for Medicaid, either through a block grant or per capita cap.

Defending the Current Medicaid Program in Texas -- 2016 Cover Texas Now publication titled, "Defending the Current Medicaid Program in Texas." 

Families USA: Defending Health Care in 2017: What Is at Stake for Texas -- With a new president and Congress, the health care gains made throughout the last six years face their greatest threat yet. Congress has voted more than 60 times to roll back the historic progress that has been made to expand health coverage to millions of people in this country and to improve coverage for those who already had it. These proposed changes will put the health—and lives—of countless Texans at risk.

Giving Testimony at the Capitol-FAQs -- Frequently asked questions about giving testimony and the Texas legislative process.

Harris Health System Flyer: An Innovative Approach to Public Hospital Finance -- Flyer discussing public hospital finance projections with and without Medicaid expansion dollars. Produced by the Harris Health System.

HHSC Report: Evaluation of Uncompensated Care & Medicaid Payments -- Evaluation of Uncompendsated care and Medicaid payments in Texas hospitals and the role of Texas' uncompensated care pool.

Kaiser Family Foundation: 5 Key Questions: Medicaid Block Grants & Per Capita Caps -- The president-elect and members of Congress have proposed enacting massive changes to the Medicaid program that would permanently alter the structure and financing of the program and could effectively end the guarantee of Medicaid coverage for all those who qualify. These changes undermine the cornerstone of our health care safety net and will have devastating impacts on the ability of low-income populations to access health care services.

Kaiser Health News: Everything You Need To Know About Block Grants — The Heart Of GOP’s Medicaid Plans -- The president-elect and members of Congress have proposed enacting massive changes to the Medicaid program that would permanently alter the structure and financing of the program and could effectively end the guarantee of Medicaid coverage for all those who qualify. These changes undermine the cornerstone of our health care safety net and will have devastating impacts on the ability of low-income populations to access health care services.

PricewaterhouseCoopers Health Research Institute: Medicaid 2.0 -- Newly-released earnings and patient volume data reveal a distinct financial split between healthcare providers in states that have expanded their Medicaid programs and those who have not. 

Put on the Brakes, Congress! The Damage in Texas if Congress Repeals the Affordable Care Act without an Immediate Response -- In the first U.S. Senate debate and vote to set Congress on a repeal pathway, numerous Senators cautioned—including a number of Republican officials—that an ACA repeal without replacement is not an option. Agreeing on a replacement plan, they argued, will likely take time. Without naming every benefit of the ACA to Texans, this document helps explain why a full repeal would create human, budgetary, and political catastrophe for the country.

Tips for Delivering Testimony in Person at the Capitol -- Recommendations for effective public testimony at the Capitol and practical planning tips for legislative hearings.

Urban Institute: Partial Repeal of the ACA through Reconciliation: Coverage Implications for Texas Residents -- Congress is currently considering partial repeal of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) through the budget reconciliation process. These fact sheets examine how a reconciliation bill similar to one vetoed in January 2016 would affect health care coverage for nonelderly adults and children in each state. These estimates supplement two Health Policy Center reports: Implications of Partial Appeal of the ACA through Reconciliation (Linda J. Blumberg, Matthew Buettgens, and John Holahan) and Partial Repeal of the ACA through Reconciliation: Coverage Implications for Parents and Children (Matthew Buettgens, Genevieve M. Kenney, and Clare Pan.)

Written Testimony Template -- Template document for preparing written testimony to submit to legislative committees.