Texas Government Lobbyist News: 83rd Session SB 19
Senate Bill No. 19 involves an expansion of eligibility for patients who are can receive medical assistance under the federal Affordable Care Act and and Patient Protection Act. The idea here is that the department is aiming to provide for anyone who applies for help, a lofty goal from the current state of the healthcare industry. This inclusiveness is further detailed in the text of the bill. It elaborates upon restrictions, procedures, and changes to be made. Senate Bill No. 19 was first filed on May 30th of 2013, and has yet to see any further procedure. It was authored by Representative Ellis. If the bill receives a 2/3 majority vote from both the House and Senate, the bill will pass and take effect on September 1st of 2013.