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Governor Abbott, HHSC Announce Extension Of Emergency SNAP Benefits During COVID-19 Pandemic

AUSTIN - July 2 - Governor Greg Abbott announced that the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) will provide approximately $182 million in emergency Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) food benefits for the month of July as the state continues to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. HHSC received federal approval from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to extend the maximum, allowable amount of SNAP benefits to recipients based on family size.

COVID-19 surge testing site launched in Edinburg

AUSTIN - July 7 - Governor Greg Abbott announced that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) will provide free COVID-19 testing in Edinburg, Texas as part of the federal government’s surge testing efforts in hot spots throughout the country. This new site will offer 5,000 tests per day and will be operational Wednesday, July 8th through Tuesday, July 14th from 8 AM to 6 PM. This surge testing site is made possible through a collaboration with the State of Texas, HHS, Hidalgo County, and the City of Edinburg.

Gov. Abbott, HHSC secure $2.67 billion in federal funding for Texas hospitals

AUSTIN – July 2 - Governor Greg Abbott and the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) announced that $2.67 billion in federal funding has been approved to support Texas hospitals that provide care for people receiving Medicaid. This is a $1.07 billion increase from the previous State Fiscal Year (SFY) 2020.

Military Consumer Month: Employment Scams Targeting Military Families

July is Military Consumer Month, which is the perfect time to reflect on how the marketplace affects service members and their families. Last year, BBB released the Military Consumers and Marketplace Trust Report, which revealed that military consumers report more scams and more money lost than non-military consumers.


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