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Archive for April 2013

Weekly Newsletter: HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES COMMITTEE ON HUMAN SERVICES

Bills Considered by Chairman Raymond’s Committee April 23, 2013 Hearing   HB 486: Outsourcing to Private Commercial Contractors Author: Rep. Dawnna Dukes Health and human services agencies often contract with private entities to provide state services and to save government funds. To fully anticipate potential impacts as the agencies contract state services, the state has…

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Weekly Newsletter: HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES COMMITTEE ON HUMAN SERVICES

Bills Considered by Chairman Raymond’s Committee April 9, 2013 Hearing HB 3158: Contracts for Medicaid Managed Care Author: Rep. John Zerwas A health maintenance organization can currently contract with the Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) to become a managed care organization. The state administers Medicaid and CHIP managed care through managed care organizations, which…

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Rep. Raymond Votes for Budget that Helps Move the State Forward

Budget Restores Significant Portions from the 2011 Cuts Pushed by Gov. Perry AUSTIN — Rep. Richard Peña Raymond, Chairman of the House Human Services Committee, voted for the budget bill, SB 1, which passed unanimously with a 135-12 vote after a 12 hour debate by the full House of Representatives. The bill increases the overall…

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Weekly Newsletter: HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES COMMITTEE ON HUMAN SERVICES

Bills Considered by Chairman Raymond’s Committee April 2, 2013 Hearing HB 2072: Services for the Deaf Author: Rep. Eddie Rodriguez The lack of a state professional interpreters licensing program poses unnecessary and sometimes dangerous challenges for the hearing impaired population. Although Texas has had an interpreter certification program for the past few decades, certification is…

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