On Monday, the House Appropriations Committee will consider amendments, known as “riders,” to its draft state budget for 2020-21. Your state representative serves on the Appropriations Committee. Please contact your representative today and ask him or her to vote to adopt “the Sheffield rider in Article 11” to increase Medicaid rates.
The rider would allocate $500 million in new state money to increase Medicaid payment rates to Texas physicians. That money would be targeted toward increasing value-based care, extending Medicaid postpartum coverage, and eliminating red tape that results in eligible children being unfairly kicked off Medicaid.
Visit TMA’s Grassroots Action Center to email or tweet your state representative. Talking points are provided to help you draft your message.
Last Updated On
March 08, 2019