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Statement from TAHP CEO on Coronavirus Preparedness Among Texas Health Plans

March 10, 2020

Statement From TAHP CEO on Coronavirus Preparedness Among Texas Health Plans

Statement From Texas Association of Health Plans CEO Jamie Dudensing

“TAHP, its member companies, and our employees are heavily invested in the health of the Texas communities in which we live and serve, and we are fully committed to meeting this challenge. Texas health plans are working to help contain the virus, ensure people have coverage for and access to needed testing, and help patients who are infected receive the care and treatment they need.

“We will continue working closely with health care providers, government agencies, community leaders, and our other partners to ensure all stakeholders are operating effectively to keep Texans as safe and healthy as possible.”

Dudensing is testifying today before the Texas House Committee on Public Health. Her testimony, which includes more details about how health plans are preparing for the coronavirus, is available here.

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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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