This Week in Texas: Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Posted November 29, 2017 in The Mignon Memo

CHIP program in danger.

If Congress fails to reauthorize the CHIP program, 400,000 low-income children in Texas will lose health care coverage. HHSC has already set its automated computer system to cut off new enrollment into the program as of December 14, 2017. The agency has also requested from CMS to retain $90 million to push the program along until the end of February, giving Congress time to pass legislation renewing the program. To read more…

Another Texas medical school in the works?

The University of Houston System regents have voted unanimously to create a medical school. If approved and funding is secured from the Legislature and the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, UH would begin admitting medical students in 2020. The System’s goal would be to produce more primary care physicians for rural and inner-city populations, while graduating diverse doctors whose demographics are representative of Texas. To read more…

Candidate Tracker.

A lot has happened in the last week, and will continue to do so until candidate filing ends on December 11, 2017. Click on this link to keep up with the latest candidate filings. To read more…

Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!
-Mignon, Chelsy, and Juliana