Testimony Opposing HB 1649: Fertility Preservation Mandate

As the statewide trade association representing health insurers, HMOs, Medicaid managed care, and other health plans that serve over 20 million Texans, the Texas Association of Health Plans (TAHP) is committed to ensuring that Texas families and employers have access to affordable, comprehensive, and high-quality coverage. 

While we understand the concerns that have led to the creation of House Bill 1649, we respectfully express our opposition to the bill in its current form. We appreciate the intention behind HB 1649 to address the fertility concerns of individuals undergoing medical treatments that may impair fertility. However, we believe the bill, as it stands, lacks necessary guardrails and could lead to unintended consequences.

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