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Bill NumberSection AreaCaptionLegislative Champion(s)Stage of Legislative ProcessNotesCompanion Bill
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HB 25MedicaidMedicaid medical transportation programRelating to the provision of services to certain children under the Medicaid medical transportation programRep. Mary GonzalezFiledAllows young children whose mother use Medicaid medical transportation for pregnancy-related care to accompany mother in transportationHB 1114
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HB 30MedicaidHealthy Texas Women ProgramRelating to the transfer of unused long-acting reversible
contraceptive products under Medicaid and the Healthy Texas Women program.
Rep. HinojosaFiledAllows healthcare providers under Medicaid or HTW to transfer LARCs to a program recipient if it has previously been prescribed to another reicipient who no longer wants the product and the product is still packaged and appropriate for the second recipient
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HB 60Women's healthRelating to a requirement that public institutions of higher education provide certain information regarding certain women's health programs to studentsRep. OrtegaFiledRequires institutions of higher ed to email enrolled students each fall about women's health programs administered by HHSC, including eligibility requirements and enrollment procedures
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HB 72MedicaidRelating to the continuation of Medicaid benefits provided to certain children adopted from the conservatorship of the Department of Family and Protective Services.Rep. WhiteFiledAllows adopted children with chronic health conditions to receive STAR Health Medicaid or an equivalent after adoptionN/A
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HB 80Network AdequacyRelating to a study and report regarding shortages in certain
health professions
Rep. OrtegaFiledRequires TX Higher Education Coordinating Board to study statewide and regional shortages in health professions, focusing on shortages in doctoral-level training, and make recommendations on establishing and expanding training programs to meet the shortage
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HB 220MedicaidRelating to reimbursement of health care providers under Medicaid.Rep. Gervin-HawkinsFiledAllows health care providers to negotiate with managed care organizations (MCOs) on reimbursement rates comparable to prevailing market ratesN/A
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HB 241MedicaidMedicaid Maternity 12 months post-partum Relating to the Medicaid eligibility of certain women after a pregnancy.Rep. FarrarFiledExtends Medicaid eligibility for low-income women from two months to one year postpartumHB 411 (Thierry); HB 610 (Walle); HB 744 (Rose)l SB 147 (Rodriguez); SB 308 (Watson)
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HB 288MedicaidRelating to the personal needs allowance for certain Medicaid recipients who are residents of long-term care facilities.Rep. Senfronia ThompsonFiledIncreases the minimum personal needs allowance of Medicaid recipients in long-term care facilities by $15/monthN/A
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HB 342medicaidChildrens Medicaid 12-month Continuous Eligibility Relating to the period of continuous eligibility for the medical assistance program.Rep. CortezFiledExtends Medicaid eligibility review for children from six months to one yearHB 829 (Rose)
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HB 394MedicaidMedicaid Managed CareRelating to the duties of a hearing officer following a Health and Human Services Commission fair hearing regarding the denial of certain services.Rep. MinjarezFiledRequires hearing office in HHSC fair hearing on denial of medical services to review case with medical director prior to decision on caseN/A
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HB 411MedicaidMedicaid Maternity 12 months post-partum Relating to the Medicaid eligibility of certain women after a pregnancy.Rep. ThierryFiledExtends Medicaid eligibility for low-income women from two months to one year postpartumHB 241 (Farrar); HB 610 (Walle); HB 744 (Rose); SB 147 (Rodriguez); SB 308 (Watson) - Similar
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HB 437MedicaidRelating to allowing Medicaid managed care organizations to adopt their own drug formularies.Rep. ShaheenFiledAllows MCOs to adopt own drug formulary and not have to use vendor drug program formularies or commision's preferred drug listN/A
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HB 460MedicationRelating to the dispensing of certain drugs by physicians.Rep. ShaheenFiledAllows physicians to sell and supply "dangerous drugs" (Xanax/Vallium/etc.) to patientsN/A
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HB 501 InsuranceRelating to the requirement and study of insurance coverage for serious emotional disturbance of a child.Rep. S. ThompsonFiledRequires group health plans to cover treatment for serious emotional disturbance in children in line with parity - requires study of how many claims made and impact on coverage cost.SB 314 (Zaffirini)
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HB 513Women's Health & Family PlanningRelating to a pilot program for the distribution of certain
contraceptives in participating public school districts
Rep. HowardFiledEstablishes a pilot program across 6 diverse districts to provide LARCs to enrolled students
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HB 565InsuranceMedicaid Expansion/Coverage gap (adult), AND Pre-Ex Relating to healthcare coverage in this state.Rep. ColemanFiledExpands Medicaid and codifies protections of Affordable Care Act into law.N/A
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HB 590Coverage gapMedicaid Expansion/Coverage gap (adult)Relating to the expansion of eligibility for Medicaid to certain persons under the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.Rep. IsraelFiledRequires state to expand Medicaid for any individuals in which the state could receive a matching federal grant under the Affordable Care Act.HB 840 (Bucy)
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HB 606Women's health & Family PlanningRelating to the automatic enrollment of certain women in the Healthy Texas Women program.Rep. ThierryFiledAutomatic enrollment of young women who were on Medicaid into the Healthy Texas Women program after their Medicaid eligibility expires.SB 189 (Miles)
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HB 610Medicaid Medicaid Maternity 12 months post-partum Relating to the Medicaid eligibility of certain women after a pregnancy.Rep. WalleFiledExtends Medicaid eligibility for low-income women from two months to one year postpartumHB 241 (Farrar); HB 411 (Thierry); HB 744 (Rose); SB 147 (Rodriguez); SB 308 (Watson) - Similar
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HB 649InsuranceRelating to disclosures by liability ensurers and policyholders to third-party claimants; providing an administrative penaltyRep. KrauseFiledCreates deadline for insurers to respond to request for policy information from a claimant asserting a claim against a policyholder
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HB 651Medicaid (local provider taxes)Relating to the creation and operations of health care provider participation programs in counties not served by a hospital district or a public hospital.Rep. SpringerFiledN/A
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HB 697MedicationRelating to required prescription drug cost and rebate reporting; authorizing a civil penalty.Rep. BlancoFiledN/A
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HB 698MedicationRelating to certain protected practices of pharmacists and pharmacies regarding amounts charged for prescription drugs.Rep. BlancoFiledN/A
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HB 744MedicaidMedicaid Maternity 12 months post-partum Relating to the Medicaid eligibility of certain women after a pregnancy.Rep. RoseFiledExtends Medicaid eligibility for low-income women from two months to one year postpartumHB 241 (Farrar); HB 610 (Walle); HB 411 (Thierry); SB 147 (Rodriguez); SB 308 (Watson) - Similar
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HB 767MedicaidRelating to the evaluation of and reporting on certain Medicaid waiver projects.Rep. S. DavisFiledN/A
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HB 800Women's Health & Family PlanningRelating to covered benefits under the child health planFiledRequires child health plan to cover prescription contraceptive drugs and devices approved by FDA
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HB 805Medicaid/InsuranceRelating to access to certain investigational drugs, biological products, and devices that are in clinical trials by patients with severe chronic diseases.Rep. ParkerFiledN/A
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HB 816MedicaidMedicaid Expansion/Coverage gap (adult): local option Relating to the expansion of eligibility for Medicaid in certain counties under the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.Rep. BernalFiledWould allow individual counties to opt to expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act with state assistance.SB 327 (Alvarado)
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HB 829Medicaid/InsuranceChildrens Medicaid 12-month Continuous Eligibility Relating to the period of continuous eligibility for the medical assistance program.Rep. RoseFiledExtends Medicaid eligibility review for children from six months to one yearHB 342 (Cortez)
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HB 840Medicaid/InsuranceMedicaid Expansion/Coverage gap (adult)Relating to the expansion of eligibility for Medicaid to certain persons under the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.Rep. BucyFiledRequires state to expand Medicaid for any individuals in which the state could receive a matching federal grant under the Affordable Care Act.HB 590 (Israel)
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HB 870MedicaidRelating to Medicaid telemedicine and telehealth services.Rep. PriceFiledN/A
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HB 1110
MedicaidMedicaid Maternity 12 months post-partum Relating to the Medicaid eligibility of certain women after a pregnancy.Rep. Davisfiled
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HB 1111MedicaidMedicaid Maternal health innovationsRelating to maternal and newborn health careRep. DavisfiledIn Medicaid, telehealth for prenatal and postpartum care, pregnancy medical home pilot, newborn screening fund; maternal mortality actions reporting; "evaluation"/studies of policies; data collection; high-risk maternal care pilot;
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HB 1114
MedicaidMedicaid medical transportation programRelating to the provision of services to certain children under the Medicaid medical transportation program.Rep. DavisfiledAllows young children whose mother use Medicaid medical transportation for pregnancy-related care to accompany mother in transportation
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HB 1142Medicaid (local provider taxes)relating to the creation and operations of health care provider participation programs in certain countiesRep. Lambertfiledprohibits use of county health care provider "participation funds" (taxes) for Medicaid Expansion
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HB 1210MedicaidMedicaid Expansion/Coverage gap (adult): local option Relating to the expansion of eligibility for Medicaid in certain counties under the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.Rep.Beckleyfiled
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hb 1470Mcaid Mgd careRelating to allowing the parents or guardians of certain medically dependent children to opt out of the STAR Kids managed care program under Medicaid.Raymond
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HB 1742Out of network lab mediationRelating to the mediation of the settlement of certain health benefit claims involving balance billing by out-of-network laboratories.SmitheeFiled
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HB 1913Medicaid expansion Relating to the expansion of eligibility for Medicaid to all persons for whom federal matching funds are available.Rosenthal, Jon (F)HB 2308Beckley, Michelle
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HB 2041Consumer ProtectionPricing at freestanding ERsRep. Oliversonfiled
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HB 2308Medicaid expansion Relating to the expansion of eligibility for Medicaid to all persons for whom federal matching funds are available.Beckley, Michelle
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HB 2453
Mcaid Mgd careRelating to the operation and administration of Medicaid, including the Medicaid managed care program.No-wrong door approach and consumer supports to help with appeals and fair hearing; tracking and more transparency in grievances, complaints, etc. ; Reform to fair hearing process (it's called indep. arbiter in this bill); Some more transparency in CAPs; Setting expectations and standards for care coordination services (includes provision directing HHSC to require MCOs to offer care coordinator on-site at practice level; see page 43); Making sure MCOs give records to guardian ad litems representing kids in foster caresb 1139 by Watson
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HB 2507Short Term PlansRelating to the regulation of short-term limited-duration health insurance policies
Rep. Lucio IIIFiled
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HB 2539Mcaid Mgd careRelating to improving the provision of Medicaid benefits to certain children, including children receiving benefits under the STAR Kids managed care program.Krausetraining for star kids families and carecoordinators; proovisions for MDCP waiver wait lists too
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HB 2967Surprise Med BillsRelating to prohibited balance billing and an independent dispute resolution program for out-of-network coverage under certain managed care plans; authorizing a fee.OliversonFiled
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HB 3299MediationRelating to the applicability of mediation requirements for balance billing to certain health benefit plans.Lucio IIIFiled
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HB 3325Affordable Care Act
Relating to the administration of a temporary health insurance risk pool.
OliversonFiled
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HB 4435Affordable Care ActRelating to the administration of a temporary health insurance risk pool.Rep. Lucio IIIFiled
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HCR 29MedicaidBlock GrantUrging Congress to establish a Medicaid block grant program for Texas.Rep. LandgrafFiledChanges Medicaid from an entitlement program to a block grant program for the state of Texas.N/A
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hjr 34Expanding CoverageMedicaid Expansion/Coverage gap (adult)Proposing a constitutional amendment requiring the state to expand eligibility for Medicaid to certain persons under the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
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HJR 40Expanding CoverageMedicaid Expansion/Coverage gap (adult)Proposing a constitutional amendment requiring the state to expand eligibility for Medicaid to certain persons under the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.Rep. IsraelFiledRequires state to expand Medicaid for any individuals in which the state could receive a matching federal grant under the Affordable Care Act.HJR 46 (Bucy)
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HJR 46MedicaidMedicaid Expansion/Coverage gap (adult)Proposing a constitutional amendment requiring the state to expand eligibility for Medicaid to certain persons under the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.Rep. BucyFiledHJR 40 (Israel)
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hjr 92MedicaidMedicaid Expansion/Coverage gap (adult)Proposing a constitutional amendment requiring the state to expand eligibility for Medicaid to certain persons under the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.Re[p Ron Reynolds
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SB 107InsuranceRelating to coverage for serious mental illness under certain group health benefit plans.Sen. MenendezFiledAdds PTSD to mental health insurance coverageN/A
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SB 145InsuranceACA/Pre-ex protectionsRelating to health benefit plan coverage in this state.Sen. RodriguezFiledMandates coverage of preventative care, mental health and substance use disorders, and essential health benefits.N/A
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SB 147Expanding CoverageMedicaid Maternity 12 months post-partum Relating to the Medicaid eligibility of certain women after a pregnancy.Sen. RodriguezFiledExtends Medicaid eligibility for low-income women from two months to one year postpartumHB 241 (Farrar); HB 411 (Thierry); HB 610 (Walle); HB 744 (Rose)
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SB 170MedicaidRelating to reimbursement of rural hospitals participating in the Medicaid managed care program.Sen. PerryFiledRequires executive commisioner to develop reimbursement strategy to ensure rural hospitals are fully reimbursed for Medicaid recipientsN/A
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SB 189Women's health & Family PlanningWomen's health and family PlannningRelating to the automatic enrollment of certain women in the Healthy Texas Women program.Sen. MilesFiledAutomatic enrollment of young women who were on Medicaid into the Healthy Texas Women program after their Medicaid eligibility expires.HB 606 (Thierry)
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SB 307Expanding CoverageMaternity - postpartumRelating to the Medicaid eligibility of certain women for behavioral health services after a pregnancy.Sen. WatsonFiledProvides behavioral health services for women who experience a miscarriage up to one year postpartum.N/A
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SB 308Expanding CoverageMaternity - postpartumRelating to the Medicaid eligibility of certain women after a pregnancy.Sen. WatsonFiledExtends Medicaid eligibility for low-income women who experience a birth or miscarriage up to one year by 2021.Similar: HB 241 (Farrar); HB 411 (Thierry); HB 610 (Walle); HB 744 (Rose)
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SB 314InsuranceRelating to the requirement and study of insurance coverage for serious emotional disturbance of a child.Sen. ZaffiriniFiledRequires group health plans to cover treatment for serious emotional disturbance in children in line with parity - requires study of how many claims made and impact on coverage cost.HB 501 (S. Thompson)
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SB 327Expanding CoverageMedicaid Expansion/Coverage gap (adult): local option Relating to the expansion of eligibility for Medicaid in certain counties under the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.Sen. AlvaradoFiledWould allow individual counties to opt to expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act with state assistance.HB 816 (Bernal)
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SB 524Expanding CoverageMedicaid Expansion/Coverage gap (adult): local option Relating to the expansion of eligibility for Medicaid to certain persons under the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.Sen Nathan JohnsonfiledHB 590 and 840
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SB 580Insurance (commercial)continuity of prescription drug coverageRelating to modification of certain prescription drug benefits and coverage offered by certain health benefit plans.Sen. Donna Campbell
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sb 637medicaidChildrens Medicaid 12-month Continuous Eligibility Relating to the period of continuous eligibility for the medical assistance program.Senator Zaffirinifiledhb 342 (cortez)
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SB 825InsuranceRelating to health benefit plan coverage of preexisting conditions and the guaranteed issue of certain health benefit plansSen. WatsonFiledTravisDemocraticNominations (Vice Chair)
Education
Finance
Higher Education
Office #: (512) 463-0114

CoS: Sarah Howard; sarah.howard@senate.texas.gov
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SB 866Consumer ProtectionRelating to unconscionable prices charged by certain health care facilities for medical careSen. WatsonFiledTravisDemocraticNominations (Vice Chair)
Education
Finance
Higher Education
Office #: (512) 463-0114

CoS: Sarah Howard; sarah.howard@senate.texas.gov
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SB 1087Affordable Care ActRelating to the creation of a health insurance risk pool for certain health benefit plan enrollees; authorizing an assessment.Sen. Nathan JohnsonFiled
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sb 1101Mcaid Mgd careRelating to the consolidation of ombudsman programs administered by the Health and Human Services Commission.Sen. Kolkhorst
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sb 1105Mcaid Mgd careRelating to administration and operation of Medicaid, including Medicaid managed care.Sen. Kolkhorst
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SB 1139Mcaid Mgd careRelating to the operation and administration of Medicaid, including the Medicaid managed care program.Sen. WatsonHB 2453 Davis
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sb 1140Mcaid Mgd careRelating to an independent medical review of certain determinations by the Health and Human Services Commission or a Medicaid managed care organizationSen. Watson
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SB 1177Mcaid Mgd careBy Menendez, Jose. Relating to offering certain evidence-based practices in lieu of other mental health services by a Medicaid managed care organizationSen, Menendez
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SB 1264Surprise Med BillsRelating to consumer protections against billing and limitations on information reported by consumer reporting agencies.Sen. Hancockfiled
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SB 1321MedicaidMedicaid Expansion/Coverage gap (adult)By Miles, Borris. Relating to a "Texas solution" to reforming and addressing issues related to the Medicaid program, including the creation of an alternative program designed to ensure health benefit plan coverage.Sen. Borris Miles
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SB 1530MediationRelating to the applicability of mediation requirements for balance billing to certain health benefit plans.Sen. Hancockfiled
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SB 1591Surprise Med BillsRelating to prohibited balance billing and an independent dispute resolution program for out-of-network coverage under certain managed care plans; authorizing a fee.Sen. WhitmireFiled
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SB 1914Out of Network Lab MediationRelating to the mediation of the settlement of certain health benefit claims involving balance billing by out-of-network laboratories.Sen. JohnsonFiled
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SB 1940Affordable Care Act
Relating to the administration of a temporary health insurance risk pool.
Sen. Hancock
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SB 2407Short Term PlansRelating to the regulation of short-term limited-duration health insurance policiesSen Menendez
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SJR 34 MedicaidMedicaid Expansion/Coverage gap (adult)Proposing a constitutional amendment requiring the state to expand eligibility for Medicaid to certain persons under the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.Sen Nathan JohnsonfiledHJR 40, 46
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