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Public Hearing Information

The Health and Human Services Commission will hold a public hearing on Wednesday, May 24 in Austin on proposed Medicaid payment rates. The hearing will also have webcasting available. Read the full agenda here.

Texas has been awarded $27.4 million in federal funds to combat opioid use disorders. The grant will boost Texas’ efforts aimed at preventing and treating prescription and illicit opioid dependence.

Starting May 1, the Texas Health and Human Services Commission is offering the repellent to more Medicaid clients to ensure additional Texans are protected from the Zika virus that can be devastating to unborn babies.

The Texas Senate confirmed Charles Smith's appointment on April 19 as the Health Human Services executive commissioner for a two-year term at the head of the state's largest agency.