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Public Hearing on SB1: Your chance to help #reversethecuts
01 | 31 | 2017 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 am
This Tuesday, Jan. 31, we have the only opportunity to publicly ask the Senate Finance Committee to #reversethecuts affecting access to care for families who receive Medicaid.
On Tuesday, the committee will receive public testimony for Article II (Health and Human Services) of the state budget bill SB 1. This is the only opportunity the public will have this legislative session to give input to the committee about therapy funding for the next budget cycle.
Testify at the Capitol
We encourage all who may be affected to travel to Austin to tell legislators about their experiences with timely access to medically necessary therapy services through any Medicaid program in Texas.
Are you on a waiting list for therapy? Have your services been disrupted due to rate and policy changes? Were your services disrupted during the STAR Kids transition? If you have feedback on this topics or would like to speak about how the changes have affected services for your child, please join us on Tuesday.
If you are interested in providing oral or written testimony, please email [email protected] to receive more information and help prepare testimony.
Attend or Watch Online
The hearing will be held at 9 a.m. Tuesday at the Texas State Capitol in room E1.036. You can watch the live stream online at: http://www.senate.texas.gov/av-live.php
Those wishing to testify are encouraged to arrive at the Capital no later than 8 a.m. in order to go through security and arrive at the extension building where room E1.036 is located to register for oral and/or written testimony – and to find a seat.
Other Ways to Help
We know the timing is tight – the hearing was scheduled earlier than anticipated. If you’re unable to travel to Austin, you can contact Finance Committee members. They’re listed here: http://www.senate.texas.gov.
Thank you for Changing the Direction of Children’s Lives by spreading the word about the actions we can take to #reversethecuts.