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Friday, June 30, 2017
Texas Legislature makes strides to protect Texans from surprise billing »
Special to the Star-Telegram The recent Texas legislative session yielded a number of important patient protections sp...
Wednesday, May 24, 2017
Governor Abbott Signs Legislation to Better Protect Consumers Against Surprise Medical Bills »
AUSTIN—The Texas Association of Health Plans (TAHP), the statewide trade association representing commercial and public he...
Friday, May 19, 2017
Pro-Consumer Legislation Requiring Greater Transparency From Freestanding ERs Headed to the Governor »
AUSTIN—The Texas Association of Health Plans (TAHP), the statewide trade association representing commercial and public he...
Thursday, May 11, 2017
Measure to Better Protect Consumers Against Surprise Medical Bills on its Way to the Governor »
AUSTIN—The Texas Association of Health Plans (TAHP), the statewide trade association representing commercial and public he...
Wednesday, May 3, 2017
House Passes Pro-Consumer Legislation Requiring Greater Transparency From Freestanding ERs »
AUSTIN—The Texas Association of Health Plans (TAHP), the statewide trade association representing commercial and public he...
Thursday, February 23, 2017
TAHP, TAB & Others Launch Coalition to Tell the Truth About Freestanding ERs »
This week, TAHP, TAB, TALHI, TAHU, and TORCH launched a coalition to raise awareness about freestanding ERs, their exorbit...
Thursday, February 23, 2017
HAC Begins Meeting »
HAC started meeting this week with presentations by the Legislative Budget Board. On Wednesday the LBB provided an overvi...
Thursday, February 23, 2017
Trump Administration Releases Proposed Rule Addressing Market Stabilization Issues »
This week HHS released a proposed rule that takes steps aimed at stabilizing the individual and small group health insuran...
Thursday, February 23, 2017
Texas Association of Freestanding Emergency Centers Makes False Claims About Underpayments By Insura »
The Texas Association of Freestanding Emergency Centers (TAFEC) issued a press release this week claiming 3,400 requests...
Thursday, February 23, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Legislators File Bill Extending Sunset Date of State-Run Medicaid Formulary »
HB 1917 ( attached ) was filed this week by Raymond, Zerwas, and Four Price.  The bill extends the sunset date of the...
Thursday, February 23, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
HHSC Releases 2017 Fact Book »
HHSC has released the Fact Book for 2017 , which provides overview of Medicaid programs and caseloads and the 11th Editio...
Thursday, February 23, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
CMS Projects Accelerating Health Care Cost Growth »
Overall health care spending is expected to rise over the next decade and account for 19.9% of the economy by 2025, with t...
Thursday, February 23, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Kaiser Releases Interactive Tool to Compare Proposals to Replace ACA »
A new interactive tool from the Kaiser Family Foundation enables users to create side-by-side comparisons of major ACA alt...
Thursday, February 23, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
AHIP: 20 Million Americans Have Health Savings Accounts »
The use of health savings accounts has exploded over the last decade, according to a new survey released by AHIP. Just ove...
Thursday, February 23, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Reminder/Materials for Visiting Capitol Offices »
Just a reminder that TAHP has everything you need to visit Capitol offices and get the word out about legislative prioriti...
Thursday, February 23, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
House Committee Scheduled Announced »
Click here to access the full 85th House Committee Schedule. Below are important hearings happening next week: Monda...