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Letters from South Texas Legislators Regarding Health and Human Services Commission & Driscoll

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On March 7, 2024, the Texas Health and Human Services Commission issued a Notice of Intent to Award for STAR and CHIP Managed Care Services that would replace the Driscoll Health Plan with new for profit national plans. Image for illustration purposes
On March 7, 2024, the Texas Health and Human Services Commission issued a Notice of Intent to Award for STAR and CHIP Managed Care Services that would replace the Driscoll Health Plan with new for profit national plans. Image for illustration purposes
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Senator Hinojosa

On March 7, 2024, the Texas Health and Human Services Commission issued a Notice of Intent to Award for STAR and CHIP Managed Care Services that would replace the Driscoll Health Plan with new for profit national plans. The Driscoll Health Plan currently serves 23 counties in South Texas, has its headquarters and leadership based in Corpus Christi, and operates with nearly 500 employees working across five offices in South Texas. Senator Juan “Chuy” Hinojosa led an effort, working with Chairman Todd Hunter (Corpus Christi) and Senator Judith Zaffirini (Laredo), to write a letter signed by 19 legislators from South Texas to Governor Greg Abbott and HHSC Executive Commissioner Cecile Young, expressing concerns and requesting a delay in a final decision.  

Senator Hinojosa has provided the following statement:

“This is a very important issue in South Texas and across the state as it would disrupt the continuity of care for many of our most vulnerable families and their children. If this Notice of Intent to Award is approved by HHSC, it will inflict irreparable harm and will have a significant negative impact on non-profit health plans in our state that have developed important relationships with health care providers in our communities.

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I am committed to continuing to work to try to resolve this issue and do what is in the best interest of our children and their mothers.”

Read The Letters Below: 

Letter. Young. Re Driscoll Final 04.03.24 Letter. Abbott. Driscoll Final 04.03.2024
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