One-Pager Supporting HB 711: Support Healthy Markets in Texas
Texas employers and families are struggling to pay rising hospital and health care costs.
Texas has a highly-concentrated health care market:
- A majority of Texas’ population (61%) lives in “highly” or “very highly concentrated” hospital market concentration, as compared to 3% in California and 10% in Illinois.
Texans are concerned about the cost of health care:
- In a recent Texas Association of Business poll, Texans shared that health care cost increases were a greater concern than inflation.
- On average, employer-sponsored health insurance now costs $22,000 per covered family, which is about one-third of the median wage of a Texas household.
- Unsustainable health care costs threaten businesses, squeezing profits and reducing growth.
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