HHSC Releases Report on Auto-Enrollment in the Healthy Texas Women

  In the 2018-2019 Texas state budget, the Health and Human Services Commission was directed to conduct and provide the legislature with an analysis of the cost-effectiveness and projected savings that an auto-enrollment measure could provide. Specifically, the measure would impact women who become ineligible for the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) or the Children’s…

News on Maternal Mortality Rates in Texas

The Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) recently released a statement regarding a new study on the maternal death rate in Texas in 2012. After reexamining the data, researchers determined that over half of the previously reported maternal deaths were misclassified due to reporting errors, bringing the number of maternal deaths in Texas in 2012 down from 147…