HB 133 Signing

Pictured from left, House Speaker Dade Phelan, Gov. Greg Abbott and Sen. Lois W. Kolkhorst joined by members of the Texas House of Representatives during the signing of HB 133, a bill sponsored and passed by Kolkhorst to increase Medicaid coverage for new mothers in Texas from two months to six months postpartum.

AUSTIN — Texas Gov. Greg Abbott on Wednesday signed HB 133, a bill sponsored and passed by Sen. Lois W. Kolkhorst (R-Brenham) to increase Medicaid coverage for new mothers in Texas from two months to six months postpartum.

Kolkhorst said that expanding new post-pregnancy maternal care is a pressing need for qualifying Texas women and serves as an efficient and effective use of state and federal dollars.

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