These reports summarize the impacts of federal, state and/or local legislative and policy changes on the Travis County community and are designed for use in community planning efforts.

Budget Analysis

Author: Elizabeth Vela
Release date: May 14, 2015

Author: Elizabeth Vela
Release Date: February 24, 2015

Author: Elizabeth Vela
Release Date: January 5, 2015


Bill Tracking Reports

These documents contains bill analysis performed by R&P staff on HHS-related proposed legislation and will be continually updated. 

Authors: Elizabeth Vela, Jenny Horton and Margo Johnson
Release Date: June 1, 2015

This spreadsheet lists all the bills being tracked by the Department by issue area.

This document provides context to local decision-makers regarding many bills proposed that will restrict or protect benefits to vulnerable populations in Travis County.

Author: Elizabeth Vela
Release Date: April 2, 2015


Local Implications of Changes in Healthcare Coverage and Finance

This brief summarizes some of the local implications of current and impending changes in healthcare finance and coverage that will likely be considered in the 2015 legislative session and poses some questions about local financing of healthcare.

Author: Elizabeth Vela
Release Date: August 2014

Healthcare Coverage Status in Travis County

This report details the coverage status of Travis County residents, provides a closer look at the demographics of the uninsured, and considers some of the implications the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) may have on healthcare coverage in our county.

Author: Elizabeth Vela
Release Date: August 2014

83rd Legislature: Interim Charges

Author: Elizabeth Vela
Release Date: May 13, 2014

83rd Legislature: Budget Analysis

SB 1 – Conference Committee Report

Authors: Elizabeth Vela, Miranda Dupont, and Lori Miranda
Release Date: June 4, 2013

83rd Regular Legislative Session Bill Tracking Reports

Authors: Elizabeth Vela, Miranda Dupont and Lori Miranda.
Release date: July 8, 2013

Authors: Elizabeth Vela, Miranda Dupont and Lori Miranda.
Release date: July 8, 2013

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA): Impact in Travis County

Lead Author: Elizabeth Vela
Release Date: September 2012