A Focus on Uninsured Texans
|Many More Lose Coverage in Pandemic|
In the October issue of Fiscal Notes, we examine the issue of uninsured Texans, the economic consequences for the state, options available to those who have recently lost their insurance — and various policies that could extend health coverage to more of our most vulnerable citizens.
We also take a look at state funds held outside the state Treasury, called “local” funds. These funds are controlled directly by state agencies and institutions of higher education outside the Texas Legislature’s regular budgeting and appropriations process, a characteristic that sometimes has made them controversial during budget negotiations.