Texans with disabilities are getting half the attendant care they need

July 20, 2023

Data from the state shows that the hours allocated for community attendant services are not being filled, and it could be costing the state billions of dollars. While many Texans do without the care they need, those with nearby family often have relatives provide the care in lieu of hired help. There are 21 states that allow family members to be paid for personal care attendant help through the state’s Medicaid program, but Texas does not allow spouses or parents to be paid as attendants. Cousins, children, siblings, and other family members can be paid for their services by Medicaid. Read the full article.