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File #: 21-1776    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 4/20/2021 In control: Commissioners Court
On agenda: 4/27/2021 Final action:
Title: Request for approval of a resolution in support of the Texas Legislature expanding healthcare coverage for Texans.
Attachments: 1. 21-1776 5a - Expanding Healthcare Resolution Letter.pdf
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To: Harris County Commissioners Court

Through: Sophie Elsner, Director, HC Pct. 1 Policy Department
Prepared By: Natalie Minas, Policy Advisor, HC Pct. 1 Policy Department

Subject: Resolution regarding Expansion of Health Care Coverage
Project ID (If applicable]:

Purpose and Request:
Request for approval of a resolution in support of the Texas Legislature expanding healthcare coverage for Texans.

Background and Discussion:
Texas has a dangerously high uninsured rate (18.4% in 20191), and the COVID-19 pandemic that has effected millions of Texans' jobs and health. Texas is one of the twelve states that have not pursued healthcare coverage expansion under the Affordable Care Act.

Fiscal Impact:
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Fiscal Summary

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FY 21-22 Projected
Future Years Projected [3 additional years]
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Existing Budget

Additional Appropriation Requested

Total Expenditures

Funding Sources

Existing Department Budget

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