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April 14, 2022

Fixing the Family Glitch Means Millions Could Qualify for Affordable Coverage

by Jamie Dudensing and Alicia Pierce A recently announced change to the administration of the Affordable Care Act will…

April 6, 2022

Texas Medicaid Managed Care is Working to Keep People Covered Even after the PHE

By: Jessica Lynch and Alicia Pierce In an essay in the New York Times, health care expert Elisabeth Rosenthal…

March 29, 2022

Texas Breaking Enrollment Records

New Census Data reports show that Texas still has the highest uninsured rates in the nation at 17.3 percent— a full 3 percentage points higher than the state with the next-highest uninsured rate, Oklahoma. Why does this matter? Because study after study shows that when families have health care coverage, they have better health care outcomes. Texans with insurance are more likely to receive preventative, primary, and specialty care services. 

February 24, 2022

The New Hidden Fee That is Surprising Patients with Excessive Medical Bills

There is a new billing scheme that is misleading Texas patients with  hidden costs—facility fees. These excessive hospital based fees, often in the thousands of dollars for very basic services, have long come under criticism from patients and consumers for creating surprise medical bills that Texans cannot afford. But, it’s not only hospitals that are charging these hidden fees anymore. The out-of-control expansion of these unreasonable fees is driving up the cost of premiums and out-of-pocket costs for Texas families and employers.

February 16, 2022

Texans Continue to Experience COVID-19 Price Gouging

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, Texans have been tricked into a new type of health care price gouging – outrageous COVID-19 testing.

February 11, 2022

Jessica Lynch Joins TAHP As Director of Policy, Government Program

February 11, 2022 Jamie Dudensing Today, the Texas Association of Health Plans formally announced that Jessica Lynch will join…

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