Texas Hospital Association

Health Care Reform/Coverage

Affordable, accessible health insurance coverage is critical for Texans’ health and quality of life. Federal health care reform provides coverage for 4.1 million uninsured Texans, and makes sweeping changes to the insurance industry. However, states will play an important role in delivering access to health care coverage. Keep track of insurance reform efforts, managed care issues and more.


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While Texas legislators have worked to limit the reach and scope of the Affordable Care Act in Texas, a number of laws were proposed, and some passed, in the 83rd Texas Legislature that guide implementation of certain aspects of the federal health care reform. Read More

Medicaid Expansion and HB 3791: Texas has the highest rate of uninsured in the country, causing cost-shifting through higher premiums and local tax rates to cover the costs of care. Read more

SB 1795, by Sen. Kirk Watson (D-Austin), establishment of a navigator program to assist consumers who are seeking coverage under the federally operated health insurance exchange. Read more

SB 1367, by Sen. Robert Duncan (R-Lubbock), establishes a process for dissolution of the Texas Health Insurance Pool. Read more

HR 3590 - The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act

HR 4872 - The Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act

Texas Senate Interim Committee Charges

Texas House of Representatives Interim Committee Charges




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Subsidiaries and Affiliates


Texas Hospital Insurance Exchange

Texas Hospital Association Foundation

Texas Healthcare Trustees


According to Texas Government Code 305.027, portions of this material may be considered “legislative advertising.” Authorization for its publication is made by John Hawkins, Texas Hospital Association, 1108 Lavaca, Suite 700, Austin, Texas, 78701-2180.