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Sat, December 2, 17

Houston Chronicle Special Investigation into ER Cost Crisis in Texas

It had happened so fast, a moment of play turned to blood and panic. Just before lunch 7-year-old Ava was on the floor with the family’s German shepherd. Pettit held out a pizza roll, but the dog lunged just as his daughter popped it in her mouth. Two holes opened in the little girl’s face where the dog’s teeth had been and she started to scream.

Fri, October 13, 17

TX Health Plans Respond to White House Ending Funding for Health Benefits Helping Low-Income Texans

AUSTIN—The Texas Association of Health Plans (TAHP), the statewide trade association representing commercial and public health plans operating in Texas, today issued the following statement in response to the Trump Administration’s decision, announced late last night, to end funding for Cost-Sharing Reduction (CSR) benefits for millions of Americans:

Thu, October 5, 17

Texas Health Plans Urge Congress to Act Swiftly to Reauthorize CHIP

The Texas Association of Health Plans (TAHP), the statewide trade association representing commercial and public health plans operating in Texas, including all Medicaid managed care organizations that manage the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), today issued the following statement urging Congress to act immediately to reauthorize CHIP or risk 380,000 Texas children losing their health care coverage. As of Oct. 1, Congress allowed CHIP to expire by failing to reauthorize funding for the program by the Sept. 30 deadline. CHIP provides low-cost health coverage to roughly 9 million children across the country.  

Mon, September 18, 17

Gov. Abbott Announces New Senior Staff

ov. Greg Abbott is making major changes in his office after his first two regular sessions — and a special session — bringing in several new senior staffers with deep legislative experience, according to aides.

Fri, September 15, 17

TX Health Plans Urge TX Congressional Delegation to Delay HIT

oday, the Texas Association of Health Plans, sent the below letter on behalf of all health plans operating in Texas, to U.S. Senators and Representatives of the Texas Congressional delegation urging them to act swiftly to delay the onerous Health Insurance Tax. A copy of the letter can also be found here.

Fri, September 8, 17

TX Tribune Includes TAHP Hurricane Resource Guide in Harvey Coverage

It’s been more than a week since Harvey ravaged the Texas Coast and left Houston — the nation’s fourth-largest city — grappling with unprecedented flooding. Do you need help? Or do you want to help those in need? Check out the resources below.

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