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House Committee on Medical Welfare Program, Interim - 62nd R.S. (1971)

Committee Members
L. Dean Cobb, Chair
Ben Bynum
Lauro Cruz
Cordell Hull
Lou Kost, Jr.
• Study the entire medical welfare program in the state of Texas, giving special attention to the desirability and feasibility of implementing the following changes: (1) Placing a limit on the number of days a beneficiary can stay in the hospital; (2) Requesting the United States Department of Health, Education, and Welfare give permission to the State to limit the cost of hospital rooms for Medicaid patients to a figure in line with that provided in private health insurance plans for families earning $8,000 to $10,000 a year; (3) Establishing a fixed fee schedule to replace "usual, and customary fees" charged Medicaid patients; and (4) Establishing a surgical schedule for Medicaid like that provided in private insurance plans, including a limit to be paid physicians for obstetrical care.

Appointed by Speaker 12/8/1971, pursuant to HSR 636.

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