One-Pager Opposing HB 2021 and SB 1139: Undermining ERISA Preemption
HB 2021 & SB 1137 expands all of Texas’ costly prescription drug and pharmacy mandates to employers that are exempt through federal preemption (ERISA). Texas employers exempt from state mandates, already provide quality coverage—they don’t need government interference that increases their premiums and prescription drug costs.
Federal ERISA law protects big employer health plans, allowing them to offer the same benefits to employees across state lines so they don’t have to comply with a patchwork of state regulations.
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