Medicaid Reform, Legislative Oversight - 80th R.S. (2007)

Committee Members


  • The committee shall:
    (1) facilitate the design and development of any Medicaid waivers needed to affect reform as directed by this Act [ SB 10 80th R.S. ];
    (2) facilitate a smooth transition from existing
    Medicaid payment systems and benefit designs to the new model of Medicaid enabled by waiver or policy change by the Health and Human Services Commission;
    (3) meet at the call of the presiding officer; and
    (4) research, take public testimony, and issue reports
    requested by the lieutenant governor or speaker of the house of representatives.
  • The committee may:
    (1) request reports and other information from the Health and Human Services Commission; and
    (2) review the findings of the work group on uncompensated hospital care established under Section 531.552, Government Code, as added by this Act.
  • The committee shall report to the lieutenant governor and speaker of the house of representatives not later than November 15, 2008. The report must include:
    (1) identification of significant issues that impede the transition to a more effective Medicaid program;
    (2) the measures of effectiveness associated with changes to the Medicaid program;
    (3) the impact of Medicaid changes on safety net hospitals and other significant traditional providers; and
    (4) the impact on the uninsured in Texas.


Created pursuant to section 30, SB 10, 80th Legislature.

House members appointed by the Speaker September 19, 2007.

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