Center for Public Policy Priorities (CPPP)

The Center for Public Policy Priorities (CPPP) is a nonpartisan, nonprofit policy institute committed to improving public policies to better the economic and social conditions of low- and moderate-income Texans. The Center pursues this mission through independent research, policy analysis and development, public education, advocacy, coalition-building and technical assistance. See below for more information about CPPP’s recent activities, accomplishments, and advocacy work and tools!

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  • How Does the ACA Affect Mental Health in Texas? Read CPPP's Report!

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    TX: The Center for Public Policy Priorities released a report examining how the ACA affects individuals with mental health and substance use disorders. The report reviews federal and state laws implemented prior to the passage of the ACA and highlights the benefits these individuals are now receiving through the ACA, such as provisions prohibiting insurers from denying coverage or raising premium costs for pre-existing conditions. 

  • CPPP Released a Policy Paper on the Cost Estimates of Expanding Medicaid

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    TX: The Center for Public Policy Priorities (CPPP) released a policy one-pager providing information on the latest estimates issued by the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) on the costs of expanding the state’s Medicaid program.
  • CPPP Advocated in Support of Draft Rule on Child-Only Coverage

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    In response to an informal working draft rule posted by the Texas Department of Insurance regarding child-only coverage, the Center for Public Policy Priorities (CPPP) drafted comments in support of the rule and provided recommendations as to how it may be strengthened.  Recommendations include but are not limited to the following: (1) the rule should prevent insurers from age discrimination within the child-only market;  (2) the terms “voluntary non-renewal” and “non-payment of premium” should be removed as reasons for the loss of previous coverage that would prevent a child from having a qualifying event; and (3) the Department should prevent insurers from making families either attest to or jump through hoops to prove that their children are not eligible for or enrolled in other coverage.

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