Senator Jane Nelson
P.O. Box 12068, State Capitol
Austin, Texas 78711
Tel. (512) 463-0112
Fax (512) 463-0923


April 28, 2011
Contact: Janet Elliott (512) 463-0112

Senate Passes Medicaid Cost-Savings Bill

AUSTIN — The Senate today passed SB 23, legislation authored by Senator Jane Nelson to implement cost-savings initiatives in Medicaid. The bill now goes to the House.

"These reforms will help balance the budget and make Medicaid more efficient by expanding managed care and streamlining services," said Senator Nelson, R-Flower Mound.

The Finance Subcommittee on Medicaid, chaired by Senator Nelson, identified nearly $3 billion in cost savings. Senate Bill 23 implements the cost-savings measures that require statutory changes.

Key provisions of SB 23 would:

Senator Nelson represents Senate District 12, which includes portions of Denton and Tarrant counties. She is Chairman of the Senate Health & Human Services Committee.