Friday, February 11, 2022
Jessica Lynch Joins TAHP As Director of Policy, Government Program
Download PDFFebruary 11, 2022 Jamie Dudensing Today, the Texas Association of Health Plans formally announced that Jessica Lynch will join the association as the Director of Policy, Government Programs. Lynch most recently served as the Executive Director for the Texas Psychological Association. “Jessica has a depth of experience that helps make our team complete, and…
Saturday, December 2, 2017
TAHP Urges TX US Senators to Reauthorize CHIP
On behalf of all major commercial and public health plans operating in Texas, including all plans that manage the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), the Texas Association of Health Plans (TAHP) is writing you today to strongly urge you to work with your colleagues to pass legislation reauthorizing CHIP—or risk 380,000 Texas children losing their health care coverage. Now six weeks since the missed October 1 deadline, funds that states—including Texas—are using to keep CHIP afloat will soon expire, threatening this life-saving program for one of our country’s most vulnerable populations
Friday, October 13, 2017
TX Health Plans Respond to White House Ending Funding for Health Benefits Helping Low-Income Texans
AUSTIN—The Texas Association of Health Plans (TAHP), the statewide trade association representing commercial and public health plans operating in Texas, today issued the following statement in response to the Trump Administration’s decision, announced late last night, to end funding for Cost-Sharing Reduction (CSR) benefits for millions of Americans:
Thursday, October 5, 2017
Texas Health Plans Urge Congress to Act Swiftly to Reauthorize CHIP
The Texas Association of Health Plans (TAHP), the statewide trade association representing commercial and public health plans operating in Texas, including all Medicaid managed care organizations that manage the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), today issued the following statement urging Congress to act immediately to reauthorize CHIP or risk 380,000 Texas children losing their health care coverage. As of Oct. 1, Congress allowed CHIP to expire by failing to reauthorize funding for the program by the Sept. 30 deadline. CHIP provides low-cost health coverage to roughly 9 million children across the country.
Friday, September 15, 2017
TX Health Plans Urge TX Congressional Delegation to Delay HIT
oday, the Texas Association of Health Plans, sent the below letter on behalf of all health plans operating in Texas, to U.S. Senators and Representatives of the Texas Congressional delegation urging them to act swiftly to delay the onerous Health Insurance Tax. A copy of the letter can also be found here.
Friday, September 8, 2017
TX Tribune Includes TAHP Hurricane Resource Guide in Harvey Coverage
It’s been more than a week since Harvey ravaged the Texas Coast and left Houston — the nation’s fourth-largest city — grappling with unprecedented flooding. Do you need help? Or do you want to help those in need? Check out the resources below.
Wednesday, September 6, 2017
Hurricane Resource Guide: Texas Health Plans Provide Relief Efforts to Impacted Texans
The Texas Association of Health Plans (TAHP), the statewide trade association representing commercial and public health plans operating in Texas, today shared a growing list of its members’ efforts to assist Texans who were impacted by Hurricane Harvey. TAHP members serve more than 17 million people in Texas, and more than 50,000 of their employees call Texas home. Health plans and related entities in Texas are responding to the storm, both in the form of donations to relief efforts and also in offering 24-hour hotlines, free consultations with telemedicine physicians, assistance with emergency prescription refills and medical equipment, and more.
Wednesday, September 6, 2017
Houston Chronicle Spotlights TX Health Plan Hurricane Relief Efforts
The Texas Department of Insurance is urging health insurers in Texas to loosen restrictions and show flexibility for people who have already sought or may need medical or mental health treatment in coming weeks.
Tuesday, July 25, 2017
Healthplan Highlights from the 85th Legislature Released
The 85th Legislative Session has come to a close, and the Texas Association of Health Plans is pleased to report on a number of important achievements made possible through comprehensive communications, education, and advocacy strategy carried out in coordination and collaboration with each of our members.
Friday, May 19, 2017
Pro-Consumer Legislation Requiring Greater Transparency from Free-standing ERs Headed to the Governor
The Texas Association of Health Plans (TAHP), the statewide trade association representing commercial and public health plans operating in Texas, today applauded Senate passage of Rep. Tom Oliverson’s HB 3276, which requires independent freestanding emergency rooms in Texas, which are almost all out-of-network for insured Texans, to be more transparent and upfront with patients about their network status. HB 3276 now heads to the Governor for his signature.