Texas: Medicaid Director to Lead New Health and Human Services Division

State Medicaid Director Gary Jessee will become the Deputy Executive Commissioner of the new Medical and Social Services division of the Texas Health and Human Services system. The division will combine the Office of Social Services, which includes SNAP food benefits, TANF cash assistance and community partners programs, with Medicaid and the newly created Community Services department. The new structure is based on recommendations made during the legislatively-mandated Sunset review process for consolidation and reorganization of the Health and Human Services system. The new division begins operations September 1.