Testimony Opposing SB 1138: White Bagging & Hospital Drug Markups

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. One threat to this affordability is excessive markups on hospital-based infusion drugs, often exceeding 200% of the original price. Health insurers are responding by bringing in those same medications for patients from lower-cost specialty pharmacies.

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