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Texas Health Plan Association Applauds TDI for Ensuring Patients Are Protected From Surprise Billing

Wednesday, December 18, 2019  
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December 18, 2019

John Ford, jford@tahp.org

 

 

Texas Health Plan Association Applauds TDI for Ensuring Patients are Protected from Surprise Billing

AUSTINTexas Association of Health Plans CEO Jamie Dudensing released the following statement today applauding Insurance Commissioner Kent Sullivan and other state leaders upon the Texas Department of Insurance’s adoption of the new surprise billing rule.

“Our organization is grateful for TDI’s efforts to correctly implement the consumer protections in Senate Bill 1264 and ensure Texas patients no longer have to worry about surprise billing. Thanks to the leadership of Gov. Greg Abbott, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, Commissioner Kent Sullivan, Sen. Kelly Hancock, Rep. Tom Oliverson, and others, Texas can be proud of its surprise billing law."

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The Texas Association of Health Plans

The Texas Association of Health Plans (TAHP) is the statewide trade association representing private health insurers, health maintenance organizations, and other related health care entities operating in Texas. Our members provide health and supplemental benefits to Texans through employer-sponsored coverage, the individual insurance market, and public programs such as Medicare and Medicaid. TAHP advocates for public and private health care solutions that improve the affordability, access and accountability of health care for many Texans. As the voice for health plans in Texas, TAHP strives to increase public awareness about our members’ services, health care delivery benefits and contributions to communities across Texas.


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