Our Testimony at the Texas Legislature

Social Justice Requires Public Policy.

We envision a Texas where people of all backgrounds can fulfill their potential and contribute to our community.

Unfortunately, too many Texans can’t access the conditions they need to thrive — good health care, education, and jobs.

One of the most effective ways to make sure every Texan has access to these conditions is to strengthen public policy. And that’s where we focus our work: We strengthen public policy to expand opportunity and equity for every Texan.

Testimony Opposing SB 1254

Every Texan opposes SB 1254 for equity, safety, and accountability concerns. Senate Bill 1254 proposes an interstate compact for the purpose of border enforcement of

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Testimony: Fact Sheet on HB 3924 and HB 3752

Eight Texas patient and consumer advocacy organizations urge Texas lawmakers avoid creating unregulated health coverage that can discriminate against people with pre-existing conditions. Creating “insurance-like”

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Testimony Supporting HB 4115

Every Texan supports CSHB 4115 by Representative Oliverson, which extends Texas’ surprise medical billing protections to ground ambulances. Texans have benefited for more than a

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Testimony Opposing SB 1091

Every Texan and Texas PACE* oppose Senate Bill 1091. This bill seeks to drastically limit the Top Ten Percent program, which is a critical driver

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Testimony Supporting SB 1914

Every Texan supports HB 1914 by Blanco as it will reduce hunger in Texas by updating the state’s outdated vehicle asset limits for the Supplemental

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Testimony Opposing SB 28

Every Texan opposes SB 28. Texas voters already have too little oversight over of the placement and expansion of charter schools. This bill limits the

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Comments on SB 1138

Every Texan will submit comments on SB 1138 by Hughes. There is concern that the bill misconstrues the fundamental purposes of the programs which it

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Testimony Opposing SB 1341

Every Texan Opposes SB 1341 by Springer. Section 3 of the bill would remove Texas HHSC’s ability to utilize this flexibility of accepting the determination

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Testimony Supporting SB 1059

Every Texan Supports SB 1059 by Paxton, which directs the Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) to streamline the renewal process for youth in the

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Comments on HB 2176

Every Texan is taking no position on HB 2176, but is providing the attached context. The bill would extend temporary authority for the Texas Department

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Testimony Supporting HB 2118

Every Texan supports HB 2118. It will both cut down on the misleading information common in phone-sales of alternative health coverage and ensure TDI can

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Key Achievements

  • Prevented budget cuts to Medicaid and CHIP, prevented large drops in health care coverage, and reduced the number of uninsured Texans
  • Organized a coordinated statewide effort to ensure a full and accurate 2020 Census, establishing ourselves as the leading voice of coverage of Texas in the Census​
  • Guaranteed paid sick days for Austin workers and squashed the sales tax swap ​
  • Promoted racial and ethnic equity and exposed barriers to economic opportunity​
  • Worked closely with leaders from both parties to boost financial support for Texas students as one of the handful of Texas organizations with a deep understand of public school funding formulas​

What you can do now to make your voice heard in TX

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