2017 Legislative Session

Photo credit: 'Inside the House' by Brandon Watts. 2009. View original photo here.

Welcome to the TAHC&H Resource Center on the 2017 Texas Legislative Session! Look below for information on the 85th Legislature, bills relevant to home care, grassroots advocacy, and weekly updates from our lobby team. We encourage all providers to reach out to their legislators this session to spread the message that home care is the leading solution for health care. 
Some exclusive content is for TAHC&H members only. For more information, please contact (512) 338-9293 or governmentaffairs@tahch.org.

Legislative Materials

Legislative Visits
All providers should reach out to the State Representatives and State Senators where you reside and operate. Bring information on your agency, the informational sheets below, and talking points. Be sure to tell TAHC&H about a legislative visit!

What is Home Care?
Support Access to Community Care Services
Support Access to Pediatric Therapy
Support Access to Private Duty Nursing
Support Access to Therapy

Get tips below on how to be an effective grassroot advocate!

Advocate toolkit
Get involved

Action Alerts
Call your legislators today - it's so easy using our TAHC&H action center!

Bill Tracking

Read about current legislation affecting home care & hospice.
Currently, The Texas Legislature is not in session, read the 85th Legislative Session Report Card!

Testify at key committee hearings to speak directly to lawmakers tasked with formulating health policy and appropriating funds for Medicaid services. The templates and video archives below will be helpful in developing your testimony and ensuring a cohesive message.

Archive of Senate Finance Hearings
Archive of Senate Health & Human Services Hearings

Medicaid Therapy 
Letter from Sen. Menendez to Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick & Sen. Chair Jane Nelson
Waterloo Research & Consulting/TAHC&H Medicaid Therapy Access Study

Waterloo Research and Consulting/TAHC&H Medicaid Therapy Rate Comparison Report
TAHC&H Pediatric Therapy Waitlist Survey Results - Senate District Map
TAHC&H Pediatric Therapy Waitlist Survey Results - Senate Districts


Texas Tribune

Texas Standard

Texas Observer

Capital Tonight

Quorum Report

Capitol Inside

Dallas Morning News

Austin-American Statesman

Social media

Reaching out to public officials on social media can encourage them to take action.

Facebook: TAHCH.fans

Twitter: Accounts to follow

Useful hashtags


TAHC&H members, we want your photos! Email governmentaffairs@tahch.org with pictures of home care in action, your staff at community events, or meetings with public officials. We can use all photos in our communications to showcase the importance of health care at home.