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Thu, December 15, 22

TAHP Supports More Affordable Health Insurance Options

This week, Rep. Capriglione filed legislation to give Texas employers the flexibility to select the best value in health insurance for their employees. HB 1001 would allow health plans to offer coverage that meets all the protections of insurance but is exempt from mandates that go beyond federal requirements.

Thu, December 15, 22

Good News, Bad News on Texas’ Surprise Billing Law

TDI’s new biennial report on the state’s surprise billing law shows Texas patients are being protected from surprise billing, but that some physicians groups are misusing the law with overuse of arbitration and excessive billed charges.

Wed, October 19, 22

New Poll: Texas Voters Support a Strong Medicaid Program

88% of Texas voters say it’s important to have a strong, sustainable Medicaid program according to a new Morning Consult poll. Why it matters: Texas Medicaid provides coverage…

Tue, September 20, 22

Surprise Billing Rules

What’s New With the No Surprises Act? Final rules for the arbitration process of the No Surprises Act have…

Mon, September 12, 22

Medicaid Monday: Service Coordinators Connect Members to Services

Today’s Texas Medicaid is more than health care coverage—it connects Texans to the personalized care and support they need to stay healthy and live the fullest lives possible. Medicaid managed care gives Texans with complex medical needs access to caring health plan nurses that provide one-on-one support and walk families through every step of the complicated and overwhelming health care system.

Wed, August 17, 22

Enhanced ACA Subsidies Mean More Coverage for Texans

Yesterday, President Biden signed broad ranging legislation that includes several major health care initiatives, including extending the enhanced subsidies for ACA health plans. First part of the American Rescue Plan Act, these enhanced subsidies help make coverage affordable for many Americans, but were set to expire at the end of this year. Under the new legislation, the enhanced subsidies will go through 2025.

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