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125,000 Medicaid Recipients in Jeopardy: Texas Rejects Cook Children’s Contract – Spurring Concern and Appeals!

Texas decided not to renew Cook Children’s Medicaid contract, prompting appeals and concerns that many families will have to switch health insurance, potentially disrupting their care.

Texas Denies Cook Children’s Medicaid Contract – Leading to Appeals

As per the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Texas’ health department won’t extend Cook Children’s Health Plan‘s Medicaid deal, which helps lots of kids and pregnant women in Tarrant County. They’re giving the contract to other companies like United Healthcare and Blue Cross. Even though Cook Children’s tried to appeal this decision for its 125,000 members, they got turned down. Now, they’re thinking of taking their case to someone higher up.

This decision means that many families will need to switch to new insurance providers next year, which could make it harder for them to get the care they need. This issue also affects people who get insurance from Wellpoint, another company that didn’t get a new contract. Critics say that changing insurance can be confusing and may delay medical treatment for those affected.

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125,000 Medicaid Recipients in Jeopardy: Texas Rejects Cook Children’s Contract – Spurring Concern and Appeals! (PHOTO: Yahoo News Canada)

Local Politicians Call for Reconsideration of Medicaid Contract Decision Amid Concerns Over Impact on Families

Furthermore, local politicians are asking the HHSC to rethink their decision or at least wait until after the next legislative session in January 2025. They believe more time is needed to consider the impact on families. Cook Children’s is determined to keep its contract and is using all legal options to try to change the state’s decision.

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