Health and Human Services
From his first job in college at the local welfare office, Senator Whitmire is painfully aware of the critical need for access to health and human services in Texas.
In his position on Senate Finance, Senator Whitmire continues to push for an end to waiting lists for crucial programs for our most needy citizens. Mental health, family planning, attendant and nursing home care for the disabled and elderly, vocational and rehabilitation services are just some of the programs that Texans rely on to survive and prosper.
With Texas ranking #1 in uninsured, access to quality, affordable health care is a top priority of Senator Whitmire's. He continues to work with his colleagues and federal counterparts toward Texas full participation in the Affordable Care Act.