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Fri, 11 February 22

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…

Fri, 5 November 21

TAHP Welcomes Blake Hutson as Director of Public Affairs

Today, the Texas Association of Health Plans (TAHP) announced that Blake Hutson is joining the team as Director of Public Affairs.

Sat, 2 December 17

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

Fri, 13 October 17

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:

Thu, 5 October 17

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.  

Mon, 18 September 17

Gov. Abbott Announces New Senior Staff

ov. Greg Abbott is making major changes in his office after his first two regular sessions — and a special session — bringing in several new senior staffers with deep legislative experience, according to aides.

Fri, 15 September 17

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.

Fri, 8 September 17

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.

Thu, 7 September 17

Dallas Morning News Highlights TAHP Hurricane Resource Guide

Texans enrolled in Medicare that had medical supplies that were lost or damaged due to Hurricane Harvey will have access to an altered set of rules for a short time.

Wed, 6 September 17

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. 

Wed, 6 September 17

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.

Tue, 25 July 17

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.

Fri, 19 May 17

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.

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