Testimony Opposing HB 3098: Prohibiting Direction to Affiliate Providers
As filed, HB 3098 would create challenges for health plans informing patients of lower-cost, higher-quality, or value-based care. While we oppose HB 3098 as introduced, we have suggested amendments to the bill that would address these concerns and ensure Texans have access to the most affordable and high-quality health care services.
There are numerous examples of health plans encouraging the use of affiliated providers to increase access to high-quality, low-cost care, and prohibiting plans from doing so would have a negative effect on health care in this state.
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