As if there were not enough problems with the governance of programs at HHSC, it was revealed that at least two HHSC employees working directly with Jack Stick and Kyle Janek received a full tuition ride courtesy of the Texas taxpayer, in direct violation of HHSC rules and possibly of law. See http://www.texastribune.org/2015/01/09/hhsc-paying-janek-aides-mba/ for more details.
Taypapers paid approximately $97,000 to cover full tuition for Janek’s current chief of Staff and Stick’s former aide, Casey Haney. Patricia Vojack, a former Janek State Senator aide, received $37,000 for an executive MBA program. In total HHSC has awarded $525,000 in tuition for HHSC employees since 2002.
The article cites close ties between these two individuals and the Stick family and Janek. Let’s see now, $525,000 is equivalent to how many units of therapy treatments and evaluations for deserving Medicaid children?