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Relating to the delivery of certain transportation services under Medicaid and certain other health and human services programs.
HB 1576 would amend multiple sections of the Government Code to allow for a regional contracted broker to subcontract with a transportation network company (Uber, Lyft, etc.) to provide non medical transportation services for "curb-to-curb transportation to or from a medically necessary, nonemergency covered health care services" on behalf of managed care organizations. Additionally, HB 1576 adds statutory provisions concerning the arrangement of transportation services, requirements of the vehicle chartered, as well as the requirements of the motor vehicle operator.
Texas Action remains neutral on this legislation which does not appear to directly affect our liberty principles. We support the concept but have some reservation about potential costs. Due to the unknown cost aspect we remain neutral.