Tuesday, 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. 

Thursday, 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.

Wednesday, 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.

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…

Thursday, February 3, 2022

Groups Push Against Lawsuit to Undermine Surprise Billing Protections

Physician groups are facing far-ranging opposition in their lawsuit to overturn rules implementing new surprise medical billing protections. Opponents to the physician-led attack on the new law now include employer coalitions, unions, patient and consumer groups, health policy experts, and essentially any group that cares about controlling health care costs.

Friday, January 28, 2022

Texas’ Individual Insurance Market is More Competitive Than Ever

A record number of Americans signed up for health care coverage through Affordable Care Act marketplaces at the same time a number of new plans joined the market. About 14.5 millions Americans signed up for an ACA plan during the enrollment period that ended January 15. That’s 2 million more than ever before.

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