AUSTIN – Today, the Texas Public Policy Foundation applauds Gov. Abbott and Phil Wilson, HHSC Executive Commissioner, for their commitment to support front-line medical workers with a second Section 1135 waiver request submitted to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.
“We fully support removing barriers to make care more accessible for patients,” said David Balat, Director of the Right on Healthcare initiative with the Texas Public Policy Foundation. “Leadership at the highest levels of the state and our nation have continued to advocate for repealed, loosened, and suspended regulations so people can get the care they need now. Shouldn’t that be what’s best for patient care after this pandemic as well?”
If approved, the new federal flexibilities would include: