If you were in Amarillo the afternoon of Dec. 10, Trinity Fellowship Ministries was the place to be. As temperatures warmed outside, more than 80 people made their way into the Student Ministries Center Auditorium, each contemplating their chance to have a say in how the Texas Health and Human Services System will be restructured. Texas Health and Human Services Executive Commissioner Chris Traylor set the tone.
Healthcare providers, including government-sponsored healthcare coverage such as Medicaid and CHIP, will be sending clients a new tax form showing the months of coverage for individuals and their dependents.
The Health and Human Services Commission produced a couple of significant developments in October related to the transformation of the health and human services system in Texas.
Texas' new Medicaid/CHIP director grew up with a family focused on service to others, spending most Sundays volunteering in nursing homes with his parents. Through a long career in public service developing programs, Gary Jessee has never lost sight of who the system is designed to help.