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Governor Greg Abbott and the Texas Health and Human Services Commission approve $2.67 billion in funding for Texas Hospitals

The federal funding is for Texas Hospitals that provide care for people receiving Medicaid.
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WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 24: Charter Communications CEO Thomas Rutledge (R), Texas Governor Greg Abbott (L) and Assistant to the President for Intragovernmental and Technology Initiatives Reed Cordish (C) participate in a news briefing outside the West Wing after an Oval Office announcement with President Trump March 24, 2017 at the White House in Washington, DC. Charter Communications announced that the company is opening a call center in McAllen, Texas, creating 600 jobs. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Thursday, July 2 Governor Greg Abbott and the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) announced $2.67 billion in federal funding has been approved to support Texas hospitals that provide care for people receiving Medicaid.

The funding is a $1.07 billion increase from the previous State Fiscal Year (SFY) 2020.

The Uniform Hospital Rate Increase Program (UHRIP) is a statewide program that provides for increased Medicaid payments to hospitals for inpatient and outpatient services provided to individuals with Medicaid.

The program aims to reduce the Medicaid shortfall for hospitals that provide care for individuals receiving Medicaid.

"This federal funding is a crucial source of support for Texas hospitals that provide care for Medicaid patients," said Governor Abbott. "As we respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, the State is committed to ensuring that our hospitals have the resources they need to continue providing care to Texans across the state."