Testimony Opposing SB 1666: Insurer’s Obligation For Continuity Of Care

SB 1666 would create a new mandate in the private health insurance market that erodes a long-standing, decades-old statute in the private health insurance code known as the Texas Patient Protection Act. This new mandate would effectively lock private insurers into contracts with no ability to terminate or modify terms and instead creates an incentive for the provider to simply never contract with Medicaid. If they can continue receiving payment under the terms of the terminated contract in perpetuity, they would simply continue doing so rather than contracting with Medicaid.

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