Health and Human Services Commission 2018-19 Fiscal Size-Up

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Overview The Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) is directed to maintain and improve the health and human services system in Texas and to administer its programs in accordance with the highest standards of customer service and accountability for the effective use of funds. The agency also received $2.9 billion in increased appropriation authority under House Bill 2 (85 R) to meet a number of state needs, including the projected Medicaid shortfall, Early Childhood Intervention, comprehensive rehabilitation services, and a transfer of Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) federal monies from DFPS to HHSC. HB 2 also appropriated additional funds to State Supported Living Centers. The agency received a substantially increased appropriation ($3.9 billion) in 2018-19 compared to that spent and budgeted for 2016-17 due to Department of State Health Services (DSHS), Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services (DARS), Department of Aging and Disability Services (DADS) a

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