April 16, 2024
Blanco declares HEAL Texans Act for expanded rural well being care entry
Blanco declares HEAL Texans Act for expanded rural well being care entry

Surrounded by affected person advocates and survivors, state Sen. César Blanco introduced his newest providing, the Healthcare Expanded and Accessed Regionally for Texans Act ‒ often known as the HEAL Texans Act ‒ throughout a information convention in Austin.

Blanco’s SB 1700 seeks to develop entry to well being care in rural and underserved components of the state by clearing obstacles presently in place to permit superior apply registered nurses (APRNs) to offer major care companies. Texas is one among solely a handful of states that prohibits APRNs from offering major care with out a physician’s oversight.

“We want an all-hands on deck strategy to coping with our present well being care entry and workforce disaster,” Blanco, D-El Paso, mentioned in a press release after saying the laws Tuesday. “Within the twenty-six states which have eliminated these obstacles on nurse practitioners, they’ve reported improved entry to care, extra choices within the well being care market, extra reasonably priced well being care, higher well being care outcomes, and a extra environment friendly well being care system for all sufferers.”