Texas Medicaid Health Plans Joined by TMA in Taking Major Step To Make Medicaid Simpler, More Efficient for Texas Physicians
March 23, 2017 AUSTIN—The Texas Association of Health Plans (TAHP) in collaboration with the Texas Medical Association (TMA) today announced a joint effort to reduce red tape and administrative burdens for physicians and health care providers seeking to participate in...read more
Legislators Introduce Measures To Require Greater Transparency From Freestanding ERs, Ensure Consumers Are Better Informed
March 13, 2017 — AUSTIN—The Texas Association of Health Plans (TAHP), the statewide trade association representing commercial and public health plans operating in Texas, today applauded the introduction of four bills in the Texas Legislature to significantly increase...read more
Jamie Dudensing, Chief Executive Officer
Texas Association of Health Plans
Jamie Dudensing is the chief executive officer of the Texas Association of Health Plans (TAHP), an advocate for public and private health plans, improving access to quality health care for the uninsured, committed to enhancing consumer choice and affordability of health insurance for all Texans.
Jamie, a graduate of the Texas Tech School of Nursing, began her career in Austin after being recruited to become the Capitol nurse. After gaining a Masters in Public Affairs from the LBJ School, she served two sessions as the Health and Human Services Budget Analyst on the House Appropriations Committee. She then joined Lt. Governor Dewhurst’s staff where she first served as Senior Advisor for Budget and Policy. Most recently, Jamie served as Deputy Chief of Staff and Policy Director for Lt. Governor Dewhurst.
With more than a decade of engagement in health care and appropriations policy, Jamie provides TAHP with an extensive record of coordinating legislative strategies, testifying before legislative committees and working closely with state agency administrators to formulate and implement policy.