Skip to main content
Texas Legislature 2019

Medicaid, opioids and abortion: Health care issues to expect this Texas legislative session

Amid uncertainty about the federal health law, state legislators will tackle a variety of issues during the session, from abortion to mental health to opioids to funding for Medicaid.

Lead image for this article

Texas Legislature 2019

The 86th Legislature runs from Jan. 8 to May 27. From the state budget to health care to education policy — and the politics behind it all — we focus on what Texans need to know about the biennial legislative session.

 More in this series 

1. A new leader

2. Medicaid

3. Opioids and substance abuse

4. Adult Protective Services

5. Maternal care

6. Mental health

7. Abortion

8. Vaccines

Texans need truth. Help us report it.

Yes, I'll donate today

Explore related story topics

Health care Politics State government 86th Legislative Session Department of Family and Protective Services Department of State Health Services Federal health reform Health And Human Services Commission Mental health Women's Health Program